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Connaughton Predicts Sluggish Growth in 2015

Economic growth in North Carolina is expected to grow at a sluggish pace in 2015 with no significant growth expected for the remainder of 2014, UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton recently reported in his quarterly forecast for the state.

According to Connaughton, N.C. Gross State Product (GSP) is expected to reach a level of $482,911.70 million in 2014, a real (inflation-adjusted) increase of 1.5 percent over the 2013 level. This growth forecast in 2014 would follow two years of modest GSP increase in North Carolina. For 2015, Connaughton expects the state economy to increase by an inflation-adjusted rate of 2.1 percent.

Connaughton presented his quarterly forecast to members of the Charlotte business community and the media at a luncheon held at UNC Charlotte Center City. The forecast is funded by Babson Capital Management LLC.

SGA Elections Open September 16

The Student Government Association (SGA) will hold Fall Elections beginning September 16 at 8:00 AM and ending September 17 at 5:00 PM. The elections are for class presidents (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior), at-large senators, and freshmen at-large senators. Vacancies remain for some College-based senate seats; students within those Colleges may apply for the positions online. Review candidate profiles and available vacancies at the SGA website; click here to place your vote online. For more information, please contact the SGA Office at 704-687-7166 or stop by the Student Government and Organizations Complex in the Student Union, room 212.