Link in to Lincoln: June Update on the South

One sign of a strengthening economy is new commercial development, and if a recent Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta survey is any indication, construction cranes could soon be dotting Southern landscapes. In the Atlanta Fed’s first-quarter inquiry of those involved in non-residential construction in the Southeast, 41 percent of the respondents said construction activity was… Read more »

Link in to Lincoln: May Update on the South

The South’s manufacturing sector continued its surge in April, as indicated by a key economic measurement reaching a two-year high. The monthly Southeast Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), which evaluates the strength of the manufacturing industry in the area covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, came in at 63.2 last month. (A score above… Read more »

Link in to Lincoln: April Update on the South

Improving real estate fundamentals, increased manufacturing activity and a better employment situation: those are some of the positive characteristics of the South’s economy in recent months. In March, Georgia’s unemployment rate declined for the ninth month in a row, dropping to 7.0 percent, its lowest point since September 2008. Florida’s rate inched up ever so… Read more »

Link in to Lincoln: March Update on the South

Greetings! The South’s surprisingly frigid first two months have produced a cooling of some recent economic trends, but other data indicates the region’s long-term recovery remains on track. For starters, existing home sales in the South dipped slightly in February, by 0.5 percent, when compared with the same month in 2013, according to the National… Read more »

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