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Volume 9, Number 4
Fourth Quarter 2007


FEATURES

A Look Ahead: Housing, Energy Squeezed in '08

The Southeastern Economy in 2008: A Region in Flux

Despite Increased Risks, Global Growth to Remain Solid in 2008

Will Southeast's Water Woes Become Water Wars?

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Housing industry A Look Ahead: Housing, Energy Squeezed in '08

If economic growth slows in the United States in 2008, it will primarily be because of factors already present: a slumping housing market, high energy costs, and turbulence in worldwide financial markets.
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southeast region map The Southeastern Economy in 2008: A Region in Flux

Like much of the country, Southern states are adjusting to the new realities of high energy costs and relatively flat home values. At the same time, the region's residents will benefit from growing sectors such as service employment and some agricultural and manufacturing industries.
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Agriculture | Consumer Spending | Employment | Energy | Manufacturing | Real Estate | Tourism | Trade



global growth Despite Increased Risks, Global Growth to Remain Solid in 2008

The world economy will continue to enjoy one of the better performances in recent decades, led by economic growth in developing countries. Economies in developed countries, however, will see slower growth rates next year.
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drought Will Southeast's Water Woes Become Water Wars?

It's essential to life, we take it for granted, and there's not enough to go around in the Southeast. In a fast-growing region, increasing demand for water and a constrained supply are squeezing regional economies.
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