The AJC Business Section today has an article about the recent CEO departures at Grady Hospital and MARTA. The author places blame for these departures on the lack of state and regional financial support. I certainly don’t agree with that contention, but the issue does deserve a good look.
This issue seems to boil down to the importance of inner city Atlanta to the metro area and the state as a whole. Grady Hospital and MARTA are arguably most important to residents of inner city Atlanta. If we place a great deal of importance on the prosperity of the inner city, perhaps we should look at increased state funding of these entities. However, just based on my personal observations, companies seem to be locating in the suburbs, rendering these inner city areas less important in terms of financial contributions to the state and region.
Share your thoughts.