Monday, June 20, 2016

Global Commerce: Location of Tennessee Exporters

The number of Tennessee exporters continues to rise. Dr. Steven Livingston examines their location in the new issue of Global Commerce: Tennessee and the International Economy:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

BERC Housing Report: 1st Quarter 2016

For the first time in a few years, Tennessee’s housing price growth (6 percent) surpassed the national rate (5.4 percent). The increase was particularly strong in the Nashville MSA, where housing prices rose nearly 9 percent over the year.

Monday, June 6, 2016


BERC’s key STEM survey findings reveal Tennessee faces an employment and skills gap in STEM areas. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Study: Shortage of STEM Workers Costing Tennessee Jobs

A new study says Tennessee has a severe shortage of workers qualified to fill high-tech jobs, a problem that could cost the state billions of dollars in lost business.

BERC's Tennessee STEM study

The state needs 36,000 new STEM jobs to catch up with the rest of the U.S. in relative share of STEM workforce. Creating these jobs and addressing skills issues would generate an economic impact of nearly $4.5 billion.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Global Commerce: Foreign Direct Investment

“Tennessee has been remarkably successful in attracting foreign investment in recent years. It is a real plus given how slow economic growth has been not only nationally but globally,” said Steven Livingston, the “Global Commerce” editor and BERC fellow who has produced the quarterly report since the late 1990s. []

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New BERC Housing Report Published

Tennessee home prices up, market improves in Q4 of 2015.