Sponsoring Business Partners, 2012-13

Coast Central Credit Union
Redwood Capital Bank

Umpqua Bank home page

Professor Erick Eschker, Director
Brett Poirier, Assistant Editor
Nathan Freney, Assistant Analyst

Thornberg and audience, 2010.

April, 2010 presentation by Dr. Christopher Thornberg.

New Research Projects:

The Humboldt Economic Index is produced by the Economics Department at Humboldt State University and provides the only monthly source of broad-based economic indicators for Humboldt County. Each month since January 1994 the Index has tracked six sectors of the Humboldt County economy (employment, energy consumption, home sales, lumber manufacturing, occupancy rates at hotels/motels/inns, and retail sales). We generate same-establishment data for lumber manufacturing, occupancy rates, and retail sales by tracking a sample of firms over time. We also generate data on the issuance of building permits, help-wanted ads in the Times-Standard, new claims for unemployment insurance, and orders for future lumber deliveries. The Index represents a unique collaborative effort involving participation and sponsorship from local businesses, state and county agencies, and non-government organizations.  The Index is published on the fifth day of each month.

Our online readership is strong.  During the spring semester 2008 there were 110,059 hits and 24,608 visits by 7,961 unique hosts.   Of these visits, 99.9% were from networks outside Humboldt State University.  Our new Housing & Real Estate page is the second most viewed page despite being launched midway during the semester! 

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