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Articles and Information on Economic Growth

This Is What the Economy will Look Like in 2014
As business leaders start laying plans for 2014, how much help can they expect from the economy? 

Economic Assumptions For Your 2014 Business Plan
Regional economic forecasts are harder to find. The Western states are covered by Western Blue Chip Economic Forecasts, a free resource provided by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. For other states, your best bet might be looking up the state government’s revenue forecast department.

Business Outlook Tour Panelists Forecast Sluggish Economy in 2014
Expect the sluggish economic recovery to continue in 2014, picking up speed in the second half of the year for 2.5 percent growth in real gross domestic product. That’s the forecast from three experts with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Kiplinger's Economic Outlooks
For all of 2014, we expect average growth of about 2.6%, as business and consumer confidence strengthens and Europe begins to emerge from its 18-month recession, brightening overseas sales prospects. Still, the 2014 economy, like that of 2013, will likely be well below the economy’s long-run potential, four to five years into a recovery.

EC Cuts 2014 Euro-Zone Growth Forecast
The European Commission on Tuesday cut its forecast for economic growth in the euro zone in 2014 and raised the estimate for unemployment for the same year, saying growth in Europe is set to remain subdued, while risks and uncertainty remain elevated.

2014 Economic Forecast – Part I – Austin
Texas CEO Magazine
Once again, the difference between the economic outlook in the United States versus that in Texas is notable.

It Looks Like the Economy Might Actually Recover in 2014. But Will It?
The Washington Post
The consistent pattern for the last four years has been to project improving growth in the year ahead, and then to mark down those projections when the rosier future does not arrive. Is this an economy that is on track to finally get back to normal, but which keeps hitting pockets of bad luck? Or is there something more fundamentally broken that is the reason forecasters keep proving overly optimistic year after year.