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Center for Regional Analysis: Economic Monitor

The Coastal Empire Economic Indicators are designed to provide continuously updating quarterly snapshots of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area economy. The coincident index measures the current economic heartbeat of the region. The leading index provides a short-term forecast of the region's economic activity in six to nine months.

Together, these economic indicators offer readers an informational tool that can be used to adjust to changes in regional demand conditions. The informational signals provided by the indicators may be used to control inventory, optimize staffing, adjust marketing or pricing strategies, forecast revenue, or capitalize on other opportunities in the regional economy.

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Read More Armstrong to Host Celebrated Crunk Feminist Collection Authors on March 30

(March 17, 2017) – Celebrated hip-hop feminist bloggers and authors of The Crunk Feminist Collection, Brittney C. Cooper, Ph.D., Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D. and Susana M. Morris, Ph.D. will join Armstrong State for a conversation and book signing. Sponsored by Armstrong’s Gender Studies program, Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is free and open to the public.

Read More Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner on March 24

(March 17, 2017) – Armstrong will host a free lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner, an assistant professor of history. In “The Madness of Mary Telfair,” Turner will examine how gendered assumptions informed late 19th-century medical and legal understandings of madness and insanity. This event is open to the public.

Read More Armstrong State University Introduces New Study Abroad Program in Cuba

(March 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University will offer a new study abroad program in Havana, Cuba from July 9-29, 2017. Students will learn about the history, culture and contemporary issues affecting the Communist island nation post-Fidel Castro. The program is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a roster of semester credits.

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Economy Slowed in 4th Quarter

(March 6, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy slowed to a crawl in the closing quarter of 2016, largely due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew. As such, electricity and retail sales, as well as air travel, slipped. However, losses were offset by gains in employment, port activity and hotel room rentals. The area is expected to see healthy growth by mid-year.

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