Atlanta Retail Market Report
Retail Market Gaining Footing in Atlanta;
Post-Pandemic Outlook Bright
Economy propped up by post-pandemic trends. Atlanta is well positioned heading into the second half of 2021 and into 2022. Many Americans have sought out the metro as an alternative to the densely populated cities in the Northeast. As more companies allow workers to remain remote, the likelihood of most of those employees returning to previous metros is dissipating. The number of households has increased by 1.9 percent over the past year and an additional rise of 2.5 percent is anticipated in the forthcoming 12 months. New households, coupled with federal stimulus, supported a 32.7 percent rise in retail sales since mid-2020, assisting local retailers through the health crisis.