CBER in the News

23 February 2021 - Liz Carey (Business Lexington)

The COVID-19 pandemic will have far-reaching consequences for Kentucky’s workforce and economy, experts say, and those hit hardest will be the industries that take the longest to recover.

14 February 2021 - Keith Lawrence (Messenger-Inquirer)

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently released the first of a series of quarterly reports, “Kentucky’s Economic Recovery: A Quarterly Update of Workforce, Employment, State GDP, and Exports,” in a partnership with the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research.

It traces what the coronavirus pandemic, which hit in March, did to the state’s economy and how the recovery is coming.

The report says the pandemic has “shaken the economy to its core.”

9 February 2021 - Kentucky New Era

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released the first of a new series of quarterly reports, “Kentucky’s Economic Recovery: A Quarterly Updated of Workforce, Employment, State GDP, and Exports,” on Tuesday to track Kentucky’s economic recovery in partnership with the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research.

In addition to causing a global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has also shaken the economy to its core, stated the press release.

9 February 2021 - Jacqueline Pitts (The Lane Report)

On Tuesday, The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released the first of a new series of quarterly reports, “Kentucky’s Economic Recovery: A Quarterly Update of Workforce, Employment, State GDP, and Exports‘,” to track Kentucky’s economic recovery in partnership with the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research.

3 February 2021 - Steve Rogers (WTVQ)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Public Affairs) — Describing the many ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affected Kentucky’s economy, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) — the applied economic research branch of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky — released its 49th Kentucky Annual Economic Report.

Released Wednesday, the report is one of the many ways CBER fulfills its mandated mission as specified in the Kentucky Revised Statutes to examine various aspects of the Kentucky economy.

3 February 2021 - UKNow

Describing the many ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affected Kentucky’s economy, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) — the applied economic research branch of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky — released its 49th Kentucky Annual Economic Report today.

21 January 2021 - UKNow

The University of Kentucky will host the 32nd annual Economic Outlook Conference, sponsored by Central Bank, Wednesday, Feb. 3. The conference will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-noon as a webinar. Registration is required, but the registration fee has been waived.

21 January 2021 - Garrett Wymer (WKYT)

She’s educated, qualified and available - yet Lori Rivera still can’t find a job.

“It all kind of boils down to, if I didn’t have my boyfriend and my family, I’d be destitute,” Rivera said. “I’d be out in a tent somewhere. So I really don’t know what the disconnect is in being able to find a job.”

14 January 2021 - Garrett Wymer (WKYT)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The economy is beginning to bounce back as we approach one year since the start of the pandemic in Kentucky. But some industries have a long road ahead of them.

Many in the hospitality industry say they have just been trying to hang on.

“If you had to use a word,” said Pam Avery, general manager of Embassy Suites Lexington Green and president of the Bluegrass Hospitality Association, “it would be survival.”