Business Perspectives

Quarterly magazine provides new and analysis of global, national and regional economies. It also covers topics of interest to business, education and government communities.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 3, Summer

An Arkansas Outlook: Prospects for Growth
Significant Factors Affecting Growth The economy of Arkansas increasingly mimics the national economy, both in terms of growth and employment statistics. This is also increasingly true with regard to the composition of employment. The state has...
Looking Ahead for Kentucky: The Bluegrass State Kentucky: It's That Friendly
State Economy Kentucky's personal income is estimated to be $114.1 billion for the first quarter of FY 2005, an increase of 5.0 percent from a year ago. U.S. personal income grew by 4.9 percent during the same period. Wages and salaries constitute...
Mississippi Economic Outlook: Gaining Ground
Mississippi's economy experienced An upswing in employment and output in 2004, with most economic indicators showing improvement. The Gross State Product (GSP) grew approximately 2.5 percent in real terms, payroll employment was up an estimated 0.8...
Persistently High Oil Prices Impact the Valley's Growth
The Tennessee Valley economy proceeded through 2004 with strong upward momentum, though not the type of booming growth seen in the recoveries of the 1970s and 1980s. Manufacturing resurgence led the Tennessee Valley's economy to outperform that of...
The Economic Outlook for 2005 Remains Positive
The vast majority of economic forecasts for 2005 are cautiously optimistic, with economic analysts' traditional pessimism offset by an abundance of year-end good news. But, questions remain about how long we can expect the current economic expansion...
The Missouri Economy: An Overview
Missouri is frequently cited as being a bellwether state both politically and economically. Historically, business cycles in Missouri have tracked the national cycle in two important ways. First, business cycle fluctuations in Missouri are synchronized...
World Growth in 2005: Lower Than in 2004, but More Synchronized Than Ever
In 2004, world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was growing at its fastest rate in almost 30 years, and growth rates across countries were more synchronized than ever. Should we expect the same patterns in the next year? In short, the answer is "yes,"...