Georgia Chapter Event: Atlanta Economic Update


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Non-Members $30

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 Atlanta Economic Update

The economy impacts us all – and especially owners who are thinking about the future of their business and what that means for their exit strategy. All too often they are too busy reacting to short-term issues to learn about long-term trends and how they could affect them personally and professionally.

Join us for a thorough review of the metropolitan Atlanta economy and its outlook for 2018 and beyond. We’ll focus on how Atlanta’s mid-market business owners might be impacted and how exit advisors can assist them with strategic decisions.


  • Learn about the general state of the metropolitan Atlanta economy
  • Learn about likely drivers of growth for 2018 and beyond
  • Learn about potential detractors from growth in 2018 and beyond
  • Learn how Federal fiscal policy and potential tax law changes would impact the area’s economy
  • Understand how the above issues would impact business owners, buyers, and sellers



Thomas J. Cunningham, PhD, Chief Economist, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Thomas J. Cunningham is Senior Vice President and the Chief Economist for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). Tom joined MAC in July 2015 following a 30-year career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is a specialist in open economy macroeconomic policy and regional analysis. At MAC, he manages an internal team that supports the research and advocacy roles of the economic development and public policy departments. After starting his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist in the Macropolicy group, Tom served at various times as associate director of research, interim director of research, vice president for the Regional group where he was also responsible for the Latin American group, and acting head of the Finance group. He served on the Bank’s Personnel, Information Technology, and Risk Management Committees and as a member of the Federal Reserve System’s Information Security Group and Technology Services Council. He also was the acting director of, and helped establish, the Bank’s Center for Real Estate Analytics. When Dr. Cunningham retired from the Fed, his title was Vice President, Senior Economist and Regional Executive.

A native of Reedley, California, he received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in economics from California State University, Fresno. He earned a master’s degree, a master of philosophy, and a PhD in economics from Columbia University. He previously worked as an economics instructor at Barnard College at Columbia University and as an adjunct instructor at Iona College, Agnes Scott College and Emory University. He attended the executive development program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Dr. Cunningham has published numerous professional articles and is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association, and the Southern Economic Association



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