Atlanta Growth

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Atlanta, the capital of Georgia State,
Growth and development patterns and forces With a total population of more than 5.7 million nowadays, the Atlanta metropolitan area has always been growing since 1960. However, on contrast, the city of Altana grew in a much less steady pattern over the last fifty years. The population declined by about twenty percent from 1970 to 1990. After 1990, the city experienced a relatively modest population increase; in 2016, the population of the city went up to 472522. The substantial decrease of population during 1970 to 1990 resulted from white flight( David L. Sjoquist). Although the city was marked as Kevin M. Kruse which was entitled due to its progress of desegregation and economic development,
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Manufacturing, which used to be one of the most significant components of the city’s economy, lost more than forty percent jobs. Moreover, though Atlanta city still enjoyed the convenience bought about by the comprehensive transit system, the marginal benefits of that locational advantage in terms of hub for distribution decreased. Wholesale and transportation experienced decrease to different degrees. However, services, which has always taken the greatest share of the city’s economy since 1980, had a boom of more than 65% before 2000. Apart from the private sector, the government sector also gained 21% increase in employment. Compared with the whole nation, real estate and services, including administrative services and professional services, took a much higher proportion in Atlanta’s economy. Since 1990, the role of tourism and convention the city’s economy was significantly strengthened. Atlanta was chosen as the venue for several influential domestic and worldwide events. Other than some in-state competitions and two Super Bowls, the 26th Olympic Games was also held in Atlanta. The holding of these events further brought the city to the nation and world’s attention. Developers increasingly invested in hotels and catering services, and other associated industries were also promoted. The tourism and service industry created plenty of employment opportunities. The city was also
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