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Due to the rapidly evolving and expanding COVID-19 situation, there is a lot of looming uncertainty with the economy in Tennessee, the nation, and across the globe. BERC is operating in an almost fully virtual environment for the foreseeable future as MTSU remains committed to protecting the health of our community. We continue to monitor ongoing economic and business developments related to COVID-19 and remain available to assist you via phone at 615-898-5424 or email at  
If you are in need of assistance, please view BERC's COVID-19 Resource Guide for Businesses and Employees.

Nashville Health Care Council 2020 Survey

The Business and Economic Research Center (BERC), in partnership with the Nashville Health Care Council, is conducting a comprehensive study of the economic impact of Nashville’s health care industry. This online member survey is a critical piece of the study.
Please note: The deadline for Nashville Health Care Council survey submissions has been extended to June 15, 2020.

2020 Nashville Health Care Survey

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  • Housing Tennessee: 1st Quarter 2020

    Q1 2020 Overview: BERC is expecting to get a better picture of pandemic’s impact in the next quarterly housing report, as measures taken to curtail the virus began in mid-March. Not all indicators were able to capture the impact of the COVID-19 in this quarter’s report. This report represents the calm before the storm. Figuratively speaking, the only cloud in the sky in this quarter is the unemployment insurance claims. - Posted June 5, 2020
    Housing Tennessee Reports

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  • Wage and Benefits Survey 2019

    The Business and Economic Research Center conducted a 40-county wage and benefit survey in Middle Tennessee between May and September 2019. The PDF summaries are now available for review.  -Posted Feb. 2020

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The calm before the storm is perhaps the best way of describing the year’s first quarter. Tennessee exports performed surprisingly well. Foreign shipments fell $200 million from a year earlier (a loss of 2.5 percent from the 1st quarter of 2019), but those losses came in March. Exports were actually up in January and February. The early impact of the collapse in trade following COVID-19 began showing in March. - Posted April 29, 2020

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