Moderated by Rick Badie
Egbert Perry, chairman of Central Atlanta Progress, writes that innovation and infrastructure improvements are key to building Atlanta’s, and Georgia’s, economy now and in the future. Increasing our mobility is a big part of that work, he says, and will help us create a more competitive region that draws investment and jobs. Meanwhile, Zillow economist Stan Humphries offers insights about the good — yes, good — and not-so-good factors affecting Atlanta’s residential real estate market.
Think big regionally
By Egbert Perry
Our economy is threatened, and we need an infusion of regional analysis and action.
We have daunting infrastructure challenges, notably a need for rapid, efficient transportation systems that connect regional transportation pipelines, integrate the flow of passengers and cargo among cities, and link neighborhoods with the economic spines of the area.
That isn’t visionary thinking; it is necessary thinking. The lack of such thinking