MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center (BERC)

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Business Barometer: Post-election outlook dips among state's business leaders

Jan 25, 2021 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

Outlook for the future dropped among the state's business leaders following the November election and subsequent Electoral College certification, according to the latest Tenne.... Read More
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BERC: Tennessee’s housing sector shows signs of recovery from pandemic shutdowns

Dec 21, 2020 at 09:15 am by Voice Wire

  Signs of positive momentum can be seen in Tennessee's third quarter housing data following the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several indicators, such.... Read More

BERC Trade report: Despite drop, 3rd quarter not as harsh to Tennessee exporters

Dec 07, 2020 at 11:00 am by Voice Wire

Tennessee exporters still saw an overall year-over-year decline in the third quarter, though not as drastic as the pandemic-induced drops of the previous quarter, according to.... Read More
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Tenn. Business Barometer: Outlook surges among state's business leaders

Oct 19, 2020 at 09:40 am by Voice Wire

As early voting has begun in Tennessee and across the nation in the runup to the Nov. 3 presidential election, Tennessee business leaders' outlook has surged in recent months,.... Read More

MTSU Survey: Tennessee consumers regain some confidence in economic rebound

Sep 29, 2020 at 02:00 pm by Voice Wire

The Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index recovered from an all-time low as shoppers have “regained some of their lost confidence in the economy,” according to a survey.... Read More
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BERC: Tennessee housing market has mixed Q2 performance in wake of COVID-19

Sep 23, 2020 at 11:00 am by Voice Wire

Indications of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 shutdown in Tennessee is becoming evident now, according to the second quarter housing report from MTSU's Business a.... Read More
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Trade report: Tennessee exporters suffer 'dreadful' second quarter

Sep 21, 2020 at 01:47 pm by Voice Wire

Tennessee exporters suffered a brutal second quarter, seeing a $2.5 billion year-over-year decline, according to the latest "Global Commerce" trade report from MTSU's Business.... Read More

Tennessee Business Barometer: Outlook improves as businesses reopen

Jul 22, 2020 at 09:00 am by Voice Wire

As businesses began reopening from the COVID-19 economic shutdown in recent months, outlook among Tennessee business leaders has improved, according to the latest Tennessee Bu.... Read More
Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index takes a nose dive

Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index takes a nose dive

Jun 16, 2020 at 11:35 am by Voice Wire

The Tennessee Consumer Outlook Index has plummeted to an all-time low as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic ripple throughout the state’s economy, according to a su.... Read More
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Housing Market Report: 'Strong' first quarter, but future economic impact of COVID-19 unclear

Jun 16, 2020 at 08:00 am by Voice Wire

Tennessee's housing report showed the state "did experience a strong first quarter of 2020," but the report's author cautions that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemi.... Read More