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State Business Leaders Still Sour on Economy

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For the second consecutive quarter, state business leaders have a negative outlook on the economy, according to the latest quarterly survey by The University of Alabama.

October 17, 2022

Report Shows Resilient Construction Offers Strong Investment Return

University of Alabama study estimates economic value of resilient construction for multifamily buildings.

October 14, 2022

State Business Leaders Not Confident in Economy

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For the first time in eight years Alabama business leaders have a negative outlook for the economy, according to the latest quarterly survey by The University of Alabama.

July 27, 2022

UA Fuels Tuscaloosa’s Economy

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

April 28, 2022

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

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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...

April 11, 2022

State Economy to Grow in 2022; Pandemic Pitfalls Remain

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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.

February 2, 2022

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

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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.

October 7, 2021

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

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

August 10, 2021

State Business Leaders Expecting Economic Growth

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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.

April 8, 2021

State Business Leaders Optimistic on Early 2021 Economy

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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...

February 18, 2021

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

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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...

February 3, 2021

UA, Tuscaloosa File Joint Patent to Detect Community Blight

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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...

January 27, 2021

Alabama Business Confidence Ticks Upward for Fourth Quarter

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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.

November 4, 2020

Researchers Explore How Critical Events Affect Leadership

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In most cases, leadership — and the decisions that leaders make in the face of an event like this pandemic — can be the determining factor between business success or failure.

October 19, 2020

UA Researchers Examine Stress of Pandemic on Decision-Making

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Researchers at The University of Alabama were awarded a grant to see if the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic may include poor decision-making by those who experienced increased stress levels.

June 24, 2020