Dr. Alfred B. Meek
Dr. Alfred Meek began his career in economic/fiscal analysis and research in 1995 and has served since 2002 as the Chief Economist and Director of Economic Analysis for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. He spent three years as the Director of Applied Research at The University of Georgia's Business Outreach Services and Small Business Development Center. He has also served on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an economist and project director for the Center for Economic Development Services. Preceding his tenure at Georgia Tech, Dr. Meek was the Research Economist for SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Current areas of special focus include economic/fiscal impact analysis, forecasting and modeling, work-force issues, tax policy analysis, and target industry analysis. In addition to his research, Dr. Meek speaks widely on topics relating to economic impact and economic development. Dr. Meek has also written for economic development-related publications, as well as other periodicals. His research on the size and economic impact of the sports industry in the United States was published in Sport Marketing Quarterly. This research has been written about and cited in numerous publications - USA Today, Georgia Trend, Financial Times London, Fortune Magazine, and Investors Business Daily among others.
Dr. Meek is an active member of the National Association for Business Economics, and is a past president of the Atlanta Economics Club. He holds a PhD. in Agricultural Economics from The University of Georgia; a Master of Science in Business Economics from Georgia State University; and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.