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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.


Upcoming Forecast

The next Economic Forecast is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Register today (free registration includes luncheon and parking).

Recent Reports

The most recent Babson Capital/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast event was held Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
Click on the links to read the September 2015 Forecast report (PDF) and news release (PDF).


Mailing List

Join the Forecast mailing list to receive invitations to Forecast events and other news from the Belk College of Business. Questions? Email for info.



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