The Atlanta economy has been expanding along with the rest of the country during the past few years. During the fourth quarter of 2018, Atlanta gained 59,800 jobs, approximately 2.2% per year — the national average was only 1.1% during this time period. Atlanta also showed improvement regarding unemployment; Atlanta finished Q4 2018 at 3.4% compared to 4.3% the year before. The national unemployment rate was 3.7% during the fourth quarter.
The Atlanta industrial market has continued to rise and looks to surge well into 2019. Atlanta
benefits from being a national distribution hub and part of a growing metro area. Atlanta is dominated by the logistics industry which accounts for nearly 80% of all building supply. Atlanta is intersected by two major freeways, I-20 & I-85. Many of the industrial buildings are found along or near I-85.