Business & Economics

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UA Fuels Tuscaloosa’s Economy

The University of Alabama continues to be a driving force in the Tuscaloosa area’s economy, according to a recent economic analysis.

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State Business Leaders Sour on Near-Term U.S. Economy

Even with confidence in the state economy growing along with increasing industry profits and sales, state business leaders are decidedly negative in their outlook for the nation’s economy, according to the latest quarterly survey by The University of Alabama.

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State Economy to Grow in 2022; Pandemic Pitfalls Remain

Alabama’s economy could see stellar growth in 2022 as the state and country continue reopening commerce in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at The University of Alabama.

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Researchers to study the state of Black-owned businesses in Alabama

A five-year, research project will explore the status of Black businesses in Alabama, with the goal of pinpointing specific challenges they face and identifying strategies to help them thrive.

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State’s Economic Recovery Booming Just Before COVID-19 Resurgence

Two snapshots of the state’s economy earlier this summer show recovery from the pandemic recession of 2020 exceeding expectations.

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State Business Leaders Expecting Economic Growth

In the latest quarterly survey by researchers at The University of Alabama, business leaders in the state are feeling more encouraged about the economy than they have since the global pandemic began.

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State Business Leaders Optimistic on Early 2021 Economy

Even with the continued stress from the pandemic, business leaders in the state remained mostly optimistic that their businesses will have a positive start to 2021, according a quarterly survey done by economists at The University of Alabama.

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Pandemic’s Effects Will Linger on State’s Growing Economy

The state’s economy could grow by 2.6% in 2021, a good clip that will not pull the state out of the hole created in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report published today by economists at The University of Alabama.

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UA, Tuscaloosa File Joint Patent to Detect Community Blight

The University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa collaborated to create a system that can automatically detect blighted areas in a community, helping prevent issues before they escalate into costly repairs for property owners.

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Alabama Business Confidence Ticks Upward for Fourth Quarter

The Center for Business Economics and Research’s most recent quarterly survey shows business confidence is increasing thanks to new innovations and safety measures introduced to lessen the spread of coronavirus.