Despite clear areas of weakness, I join most other economists in Georgia in believing that we are in an economic recovery, albeit a painfully slow one.
Local economies are slowly turning upward. The flow of productive deals around the state is increasing. For example, Georgia is attracting investment into factories in the crucial alternative energy industries, notably solar power.
News like this contributed to the cautiously optimistic viewpoint at the recent annual conference of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA).