Posts Tagged with “RIPEC”

State’s economy expanded faster than national economy in Q2, according to R.I. Current Economic Indicator

August 9th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Despite a significant slowdown in the U.S. economy in the first two quarters of 2011, Rhode Island sustained its economic recovery and expanded faster than the national economy. Moreover, the Rhode Island Leading Economic Indicator projects the economy will expand 2.2 percent (annualized rate) over the next two quarters.

These are some of the findings of the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) for the second quarter of 2011, released in a briefing today (Aug. 9) by Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC). (A .pdf of the briefing is available here.)

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State’s economic expansion for first quarter is holding, according to R.I. Current Economic Indicator

May 9th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) for the first quarter of 2011 increased 1.9 percent (annualized rate), about the same rate seen in the third and fourth quarters of 2010. The data suggest that the state's economy has sustained a much needed economic expansion over the last few quarters, according to Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), which released the findings today.

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New index shows little economic growth for R.I.

March 9th, 2011

A new economic indicator unveiled at an economic forum at Bryant University examines the state's economy in the context of both the New England regional economy and the national economy, Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics, tells the Providence Journal.

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Bryant U. forum: Economy slowly recovering

March 8th, 2011

GoLocalProv.com reports on the economic forum at Bryant University that culminated in the release of a new yardstick for measuring the growth of the state economy, known as the Current Economic Indicator, or CEI.

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Bryant University unveils new RI economic index

March 8th, 2011

The Providence Journal business blog covers the Bryant University-RIPEC Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator, a new index to evaluate the state's economy.

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New economic indicator forecasts growth for R.I. but not enough to replace jobs

March 8th, 2011

The Current Economic Indicator, a new economic indicator unveiled by Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, revealed that Rhode Island's economy is expected to growth in the next two quarters but at a pace that is well below what is required to replace jobs lost in 2007, according to this article the Providence Business News' blog

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Regional, national factors, not improvements within R.I., bolstered state economy in Q4, Bryant economist says

March 8th, 2011

R.I. economy looking up in next two quarters, but pace of growth will be very modest according to CEI, a new method for gauging state's current conditions

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - In the fourth quarter of 2010, Rhode Island's economy expanded 1.4 percent over the previous quarter, and growth in the next two quarters is expected but at pace well below what's required to replace jobs lost in 2007.

That's the finding of the Bryant University-RIPEC Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI), a new way to evaluate the state's economy. The CEI was unveiled today (March 8th) by Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics at Bryant University, during the University's economic forum on the state's business climate.

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