CBER has produced forecasts of economic activity
in Alabama since 1980. These forecasts cover Alabama Gross Domestic
Product, employment, and income by industry group and are published
in the annual Alabama Economic
Outlook. Forecast updates are run quarterly. The current economic forecast is Fourth Quarter 2013.
The Center hosts an annual Economic Outlook Conference held in Montgomery. The 2014 Conference took place on January 15th. Speakers at the Conference included:
Dr. David Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Dr. Samuel Addy, Associate Dean for Research and Outreach
Mr. Thomas Broughton Chief Executive Officer and President
The 2014 Economic Outlook Conference was sponsored by:
CBER conducts the Alabama Business Confidence
Index™ (ABCI) survey quarterly. The online survey provides
a forecast of how Alabama business executives think the nation,
the state, and their industry will perform during the upcoming quarter.
Indices are calculated for the state as a whole, four major metro
areas, and selected industries. Results of the survey are published
in a quarterly online newsletter and are included in the Center’s
economic outlook presentations.
CBER uses economic and statistical modeling and analysis techniques in funded research projects.
Examples of Center projects include:
Center for Business and Economic Research, Box 870221, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0221
Phone: 205.348.6191, Fax: 205.348.2951, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org