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      Volume 5, Number 4, Fourth Quarter 2003
 
   CURRENT ISSUE

   Hard Choices Ahead for Social Security

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   COVER STORY

   More Balanced Economic Growth
   Ahead for Nation and Southeast

The economic outlook for both the nation and the Southeast is brighter for 2004 than it has been for several years. As this article points out, increased business investment and steady consumer spending should combine to boost employment during the year.




Regional Focus

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   FEATURES

   Economic Recovery Gains
   Ground in the Southeast

While the individual economies of the six states of the Southeast posted mixed results in 2003, the overall performance of the region surpassed that of the nation as a whole. In 2004 Florida and Georgia will continue to drive the Southeastern economy as the region’s other states strive to move forward after several years of sluggish performance.
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Slow growth plagued much of the global economy in the early part of 2003 as geopolitical concerns, including war, SARS and rising energy prices, weighed heavily on many nations. As the geopolitical picture cleared later in the year, the world’s largest economies began to strengthen. In 2004 this trend should continue although the outlook varies from region to region.
 
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