Great Recession forced belt-tightening
Since 2008, Gwinnett County’s population has grown 15 percent, while the county government staff has increased only 1 percent.
Braves play ball in Cobb starting in 2017
Cobb County businesses have already been awarded contracts worth $250 million on construction of a new Braves stadium.
Rainy day funds have been replenished
"Our reserves are now in much better shape than they were just a few years ago."
County on target with training, not quite on hiring
DeKalb County has graduated five police academies and three fire academies to help reach its ambitious hiring goals in both departments.
67 fewer employees on staff
Gwinnett County government has made "significant cutbacks in staffing."
A penny looks smart
Finance experts estimate that paying in cash for the $2.5 billion in projects funded by the sales tax saved Gwinnett County more than $1 billion in interest payments.
System is in the black
Cobb is one of the largest school systems (in the nation) that is debt free.
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