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  • 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.

Recent Reports

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  • Housing Tennessee: 2nd Quarter 2020

    Q2 2020 Overview: The COVID-19 pandemic slowed economic activity to a crawl across Tennessee and the U.S. and induced an economic downturn. Although the long-term consequences and the amount of time it will take for the economy to rebound have yet to be determined, the initial fallout from these events is evident in the second quarter data. - Posted Sept. 15, 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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It was a dreadful quarter for Tennessee exports.  Second quarter exports dropped about thirty percent from those of the 2nd quarter 2019.  That’s a loss of some $2.5 billion (from $7.9 to $5.5 billion).  This was roughly in line with the performance of the United States as a whole. Tennessee ranked as 17th “best” among all U.S. states for the quarter. - Posted September 2020

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