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Research Notes–April 2006

Featuring research published in March 2006


Nurturing Sustainable Growth in a Global Context
March 15, 2006
Jack Guynn, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, provided his thoughts on economic growth and globalization.


Dollar Appreciated Slightly in February
In December the average monthly value for the trade-weighted dollar index of 15 major currencies tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta increased 0.3 percent.

Regional Economics

Can Cultural Tourism Make a Splash in Georgia’s Economy?
EconSouth Q1 2006
With the addition of some sparkling new cultural attractions, Georgia hopes to bring in more tourist dollars to bolster the state’s economy.

The Changing of the Guard in Georgia's Workforce
EconSouth Q1 2006
Georgia’s economy is experiencing changes as some longtime employers tighten their belts. As certain doors close, will new ones open for employees?

Reflecting, Rebuilding Continue on the Gulf Coast
EconSouth Q1 2006
Months after Hurricane Katrina rampaged though the Gulf Coast, the storm’s effects are still evident in everything from labor markets to housing to tourism.

Community Bank Remains Committed to Rebuilding in New Orleans
EconSouth Q1 2006
Gulf Coast banking is still picking itself up off the ground. One community banker is prepared to meet the challenges involved in returning to normalcy.

Gainesville Feathers Its Nest on the Poultry Industry
EconSouth Q1 2006
Gainesville’s growing poultry industry provides a significant boost to the economic fortunes on this northeast Georgia community.

“We Are Changing Perceptions”
EconSouth Q1 2006
An interview with Shelton Stanfill, President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center.

International Economics

Avian Flu Has Poultry Industry in a Flap
EconSouth Q1 2006
Outbreaks of the much-feared avian flu and increased international competition have ruffled some feathers among poultry growers. But despite a dip in exports, U.S. consumers are still eating chicken.