When we look at job loss [as a factor in the commercial real estate downtown] don't delude yourself that it's purely recession-induced," ...
..."if the only thing we have is a bunch of empty space that you can get cheap, and our unemployment rate is higher than the national average, which it is... folks, that is a road to nowhere."
"We have to have a governor that embraces Atlanta and tells the legislature to get off this 'two Georgia' stuff. It's old."
The simply fact is that we aren't as competitive as we used to be, and we need leaders who can get things back on track. Our national reputation has suffered this last decade, and it isn't just your typical City of Atlanta/Bill Campbell stuff. It is the metro region as a whole.