|Volume 11, Number 1
First Quarter 2009
Fed @ Issue With David Altig
Grassroots: Baton Rouge, La.
Q & A: Roger H. Reisert
Now and Then
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||Forest Products Industry Has Deep Southern Roots
With plentiful indigenous resources, the forest products industry has long been an important part of the region's economy, employing thousands of people and generating billions of dollars. But with a recession and global trade pressures, the industry faces daunting challenges.
||Credit Storm Sinking Global Trade
International trade flourished in the booming global economy. But just as the rising tide of global trade lifted all ships, the worldwide recession has forced some governments to finance the trade that private enterprise had funded in more prosperous times.
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