Bert Roughton Jr., For the AJC
Most metro Atlanta leaders believe it will take a year or more for Georgia’s economy to recover from the coronavirus crisis – once the pandemic fully recedes.
Moreover, more than 95 percent of those who responded to the Atlanta PowerPoll survey said the pandemic has harmed their business or institution, with nearly 55 percent saying the damage has been significant.
A.J. Robinson, the president of Central Atlanta Progress, cautioned it will take time to fully understand the implications.
“We are still in the very early days of calculating the effects of the pandemic on the economic wellbeing of Atlanta and Georgia. The ‘rear view’ mirror is still pretty crowded.”
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