Premiere Date:Sunday, April 08, 2007
Carl Ferguson, Ph.D. recently retired as a Professor of Marketing and Director for the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama. Ferguson has observed Alabama’s economy for some 30 years. He worked on a project to develop an economic model of Alabama‘s economy. Each year an annual “Economic Outlook” of the state is published by the Center for Business and Economic Research. One of his most recent projects involved the Business Leaders Confidence Index. The survey of executives, which was done in cooperation with Compass Bank, is used to forecast and monitor economic and business trends. Dr. Ferguson talks about the state of Alabama’s economy where it is headed and what issues need to be addressed to keep Alabama financially strong.