News Release

Economic Recovery Focus of Business Newsletter

June 17, 2015

Dr. Brent Evans
Dr. Brent Evans holds the latest edition of “Business Analytics,” a biannual publication of the Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship of Dalton State College’s School of Business.

After several years of an economic downturn, Northwest Georgia is beginning to show signs of improvement, according to Dr. Brent Evans, assistant professor of economics at Dalton State and editor of “Business Analytics.”

In the latest edition of the biannual publication of the Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship of Dalton State College’s School of Business, Evans explores the area’s economic expansion in the last year.

“For years residents have been awaiting the recovery from the ‘Great Recession,’” Evans said. “If the current positive trends continue, the recession should become a distant memory.”

In his article, Evans notes “Dalton has gained roughly 3,600 new jobs. Businesses are expanding operations, employment figures are quickly improving, and a renewed sense of optimism is palpable throughout the region.”

This edition also explores how businesses can market through social media, activity based costing in a marketing environment, and how to grow a business, as well as the most recent economic dashboard.

“You will find sound business advice from three Dalton State faculty members – Bob Haverland, Travis Hayes, and Dr. David Williams with help from Dalton State student, Ellen Kolbas,” Evans said.

The newsletter is available both in print and online at www.daltonstate.edu/cere/business-analytics.html.

The Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship is an outreach of the College’s School of Business that provides economic research and analysis to local businesses and economic developers.

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