New Year, New Mixed Signals For Metro Economy


Nearly six years of growth has brought the metro Atlanta economy to a pivot point: Can the good news go on, or are we due for another slide?

The signs simultaneously point in different directions – strengths and vulnerabilities, along with many unknowns.

But to be an entrepreneur means to be optimistic, said David York, owner of Barking Hound Village, which provides daycare for dogs in seven locations and plans to expand to other cities.

Based on his own view of the economy, he predicts a good year ahead.

It is just the demand for the business. It’s growing,” he said. “We’ve seen the real estate market staying strong and dog ownership is going up as well.”

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Source: Publication: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution