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PMAP 8161: Public Budgeting & Finance Process

This guide is to be used to assist with the research assignment for PMAP 8161. PMAP 8161 is a graduate course focusing on public budgeting and finance. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to public budgeting and finance knowledge and skill

State of the Cities Data

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Economic Forecasting Center (Robinson College of Business)

Forecast of the Nation

Issued quarterly, this publication provides information on the nation’s economic activity for the last 9 years and forecasts for the next 3 years. In addition to a written summary and expert opinion, The Forecast of the Nation includes 15 forecast tables with more than 200 economic variables: GDP accounts, foreign trade, production, inflation, financial markets and other selected items of interest. This booklet provides an excellent, concise and informative outlook on the U.S. economy.
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Forecast of Georgia and Atlanta

Issued quarterly, this publication provides tables describing employment and income characteristics for Georgia and Atlanta for the last 9 years and forecasts for the next 2 years. The first half of the booklet is a written summary on Georgia, Atlanta and other major metro area economic activity. The second half comprises forecast tables such as employment growth, housing permits and other important indicators. This booklet is the authority on Georgia economic information.
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Atlanta Regional Commission

The Atlanta Regional Commission is charged with peering into the future and working with our partners across the community to plan for a better, brighter tomorrow.

Local Newspapers

Check out local news sources to get a feel for how legislation will impact people in different parts of the state.

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Atlanta News Sources

News from Other Cities in Georgia
This is not a comprehensive list. Check Google or Newspaper Source and LexisNexis for additional Georgia news sources.