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Babson Capital/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast

Babson Capital LogoUnder the direction of Dr. John Connaughton, the UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast has provided invaluable economic data for North Carolina since 1981. Babson Capital Management joined the Forecast as a sponsor in 2010. The Belk College of Business hosts a quarterly luncheon and press conference for the business community and the media.

Recent Reports

The most recent Babson Capital/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast event was held Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Click on the links to read the March 2015 Forecast report (PDF) and press release (PDF).

Video: economic recovery and job growth

Video: the dollar and interest rates

Upcoming Forecast

The next Economic Forecast is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Mailing List

Join the Forecast mailing list to receive invitations to Forecast events and other news from the Belk College of Busines.


Director of The Economic Forecast


Dr. John Connaughton
Babson Capital Professor of Financial Economics  
Office: Friday 209
Phone: 704‑687‑4134
Fax: 704‑687‑6442

Dr. Connaughton's bio

Media Inquiries

Buffie Stephens, UNC Charlotte Office of Public Relations