DEED - Demanding Equitable Economic Development

Atlanta’s booming! Who’s benefiting and who bears the burden of development?

The Demanding Equitable Economic Development (DEED) project is arming communities most harmed by Atlanta’s use of property tax incentives with information to take action.


The maps below, courtesy of Saporta Report and City of Atlanta, show that the areas of Atlanta that received the most property tax incentives from Invest Atlanta and the Development Authority of Fulton County in recent years are also the fastest gentrifying areas of the city.  Over the long term, this pattern of concentrated incentivized development has exacerbated Atlanta’s racial disparities, delineated by neighborhood boundaries.

Commercial Property Tax Discounts in Atlanta
Neighborhood Gentrification Pressure Areas

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For questions, comments or inquiries about DEED, please contact Tsedey Betru at [email protected]