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Economic Research

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Volume 8, Number 4
Fourth Quarter 2006


FEATURES

Housing, Energy Loom Large in '07

Southeastern Economy to Grow Modestly in 2007

Global Outlook Generally Bright in '07

Carpeting on a Roll in Georgia

DEPARTMENTS

Fed @ Issue

Q & A

Research Notes & News

Southeastern Economic Indicators

Staff

BackGround

 
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Housing, Energy Loom Large in '07

As they did in 2006, the energy and housing markets will be among the dominant factors shaping the national economy in 2007.
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Southeastern Economy to Grow Modestly in 2007

A cooling housing market—especially in Florida—could moderate economic growth in the region in the coming year, but tourism growth, increased energy exploration, and ongoing reconstruction should prove bright spots.
State profiles: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee
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Global Outlook Generally Bright in '07

Economic expansion among industrialized countries, strong growth in developing ones, and solid global trade patterns point to the ongoing growth of economies around the world.



carpeting on a roll

Carpeting on a Roll in Georgia

North Georgia's resilient carpetmaking industry has used technology, consolidation, and low labor intensiveness to avoid the squeeze that foreign competition has put on many U.S. manufacturing industries.
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