Center for Business and Economic Research News

Study: TennCare Satisfaction at its Highest

Overall enrollee satisfaction with the TennCare program is at its highest level, according to a UT report released today. Ninety-five percent of TennCare recipients surveyed expressed satisfaction with the care they received, the highest level since the program’s inception. This finding is included in “The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients 2013,” prepared by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

Professor Receives Two Prestigious Accounting Awards

Bruce Behn, head of the Department of Accounting and Information Management in the College of Business Administration and a faculty fellow in the college’s Center for Business and Economic Research, has received special awards from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association.

Report: US and Tennessee Economies Showing “Much-Welcomed Resilience”

In spite of reduced federal spending, a global slowdown, and a conflict in Syria that has contributed to rising oil prices, the national and Tennessee economies are still growing. The growth will continue through this year and is expected to accelerate in 2014 and beyond, according to the forecast in the fall 2013 Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook released today. The study predicts the course of the state and national economies by examining many economic and fiscal factors and trends.

UT Impact Study of Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant Featured Nationally

A UT research study shows Volkswagen’s assembly plant in Chattanooga is responsible for more than $643 million in annual income. The facility has created 12,400 fulltime jobs, including suppliers and associated businesses, and is pumping $53.5 million of tax dollars into state and local government coffers, according to the study conducted by the Center for Business

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CBER Spring 2013 Economic Report Highlighted Statewide

A recent UT report shows that falling unemployment rates, an increase in vehicle sales, and a long-awaited rebound in the residential housing market are all indications that the national and state economies are making a comeback. The spring 2013 Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook shows that despite sequestration of federal spending and a payroll tax

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Report: Economy Shows Signs of Strength, Finds “Firm Footing”

Falling unemployment rates, an increase in vehicle sales, and a long-awaited rebound in the residential housing market are all indications that the national and state economies are making a comeback. Despite sequestration of federal spending and a payroll tax increase that have slowed consumer spending, the economy is poised for strong growth in both 2014 and 2015, according to the spring 2013 Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook released today by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

Report: 2013 Will See Slower Economic Growth Followed by an Increase in 2014

The US and Tennessee economies continue to dig their way out from the Great Recession, but they will be digging at a slower pace this year than last. The debate over the nation’s debt ceiling, the looming risk of sequestration of federal spending, and the payroll tax increase contribute to the slowdown in predicted gains, according to the forecast in the 2013 Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee, released today.

WBIR: East Tennessee possible impact from “fiscal cliff”

The term “fiscal cliff” is becoming part of our vocabulary. However, whether or not we go over it, East Tennessee could see an impact. Bill Fox, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research,  gave five reasons why East Tennesseans should care about whether or not lawmakers cannot agree to help solve a $1.1

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Tennessee Data Center Releases Resources for Study of State Population

Tennessee has seen an 11.5 percent overall growth in population since 2000. The older population in the state also has increased 21.3 percent since then, outpacing the nation. These and other demographic trends can be examined through several free resources being offered to the media and interested residents by the State Data Center, based at UT.