First Quarter, Volume 8, Number 1


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Q & A

State of the States

Research Notes & News

Southeastern Economic Indicators



Volume 8, Number 1, First Quarter 2006


Can Cultural Tourism Make a Splash in Georgia’s Economy?
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
Georgia’s economy is experiencing change as some longtime employers tighten their belts. As certain doors close, will new ones open for employees?

Avian Flu Has Poultry Industry in a Flap

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.
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Reflecting, Rebuilding Continue on the Gulf Coast
Months after Hurricane Katrina rampaged through 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
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.