Economists predict Columbus' employment future

Economist predicts future of Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Business leaders came together on Friday to discuss the Fountain City's economic future.

The Columbus Economic Outlook Luncheon took place at the Convention and Trade Center.

Employment was one of the hot topics discussed. Economists predict that Columbus' employment will rise by 1500 new jobs, which is a slight improvement over 2014.

Benjamin Ayers, the Dean of the University Of Georgia Terry College of Business, says the industries will be the best in 2015 and there is a rise in real estate development which is great for Georgia.

Ayers say jobs in education and the healthcare fields will have modest growth in Georgia this year.

News Leader 9's Chuck Leonard served as the Master of Ceremonies for Friday's Economic Luncheon.

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