Local economist: Georgia's economy strong and growing (Marietta Daily Journal)


KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 28, 2017) — Georgia’s economy is strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 and on pace to grow by more than 2 percent this year.

That was the message delivered to a room of Marietta business owners by a leading economics expert from Kennesaw State University.

Roger Tutterow, an economics professor and the director of the KSU’s Econometric Center, said this week the American economy is still expanding post-recession without any signs of slowing down.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu