On behalf of the Center for Business & Economic Research at Valdosta State University's Langdale College of Business Administration, greetings and welcome to the Georgia Regional Economic Analysis Project. Using the interactive regional economic tools of analysis at your disposal on this website, we invite you to conduct your own research to examine and assess changing economic conditions and trends of counties or regions within Georgia.
GA-REAP features data and regional economic tools of analysis that apply to the 159 Georgia counties and Georgia's 15 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). To further enhance the investigation of the Georgia economy in a regional policy and planning context, these website resources additionally assemble the data and introduce tools of analysis for conducting research on Georgia's 12 Custom Regions.
Established by the Georgia General Assembly in 1998, the 12 Service Delivery Regions were created to foster and support regional collaboration in community and sustainable economic development; and to bring state resources closer to the people in a more timely, coordinated and cost-effective way under the province of the Department of Community Affairs.
GA-REAP fosters analysis of regional and interregional economic transformations and dynamics to support the advance of economic planning and policy development statewide.
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) supports regional economic development and promotes activities that strengthen the competitive positions of regional business. In addition to conducting applied research on important regional issues, CBER provides a broad range of consulting services, training programs, and public service activities to area organizations. As a service arm of Valdosta State University, CBER vigorously strives to stay abreast of and serve the changing needs of organizations within South Georgia. CBER is administered through Valdosta State University's Langdale College of Business Administration.
Scott C. Manley
If your interests align with examining broader trends across the Georgia's regional landscape, apply the interactive diagnostics available at the "click of a mouse" and select from among an assortment of principal indicators of major importance:
Investigate a topic all too often overlooked relating to how the changing mix and role of property income, transfer payments, earned income, and their contributions to growth, have transformed the Georgia regional economy against the backdrop of changes nationwide.
The cornerstone of the Georgia Regional Economic Analysis Project is the annual data compiled by the Regional Income Division and Regional Product Division of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Department of Commerce encompassing nearly 5 decades--from 1969 to 2014.
To compare and assess Georgia's economy in contrast with other states of your choosing, enlist the use of the "Comparative Trends Analysis" in the United States Regional Economic Analysis Project