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Reed Touts Economic Growth In Final State Of The City Speech

Feb 2, 2017

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed delivered his final State of the City address today.

The mayor trumpeted the economic gains Atlanta's made since he took office.

Among the different ways Atlanta's improved under his watch, the mayor listed a lower unemployment rate, a surge in construction permits and a better credit rating.

He said the city's grown its cash reserves by more than $100 million.

"Because of our efforts, Atlanta is in the strongest financial condition that it's been in in more than a generation,” Reed said.

Reed also defended his record on social welfare issues, pointing to the city's most recent count of homeless people. It showed a 6 percent decline.

And Reed said he still plans to tackle the issue of affordable housing.

His term ends in January of next year.

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