Institute for Economic Competitiveness
The Institute for Economic Competitiveness strives to provide complete, accurate and timely national, state and regional forecasts and economic analyses. Through these analyses, the institute provides valuable resources to the public and private sectors for informed decision making.
Dr. Sean Snaith and the Institute for Economic Competitiveness have brought the University of Central Florida tremendous national recognition. The IEC prepares a comprehensive, quarterly forecast of the Florida economy and 12 metropolitan areas, as well as a comprehensive, quarterly forecast of the U.S. economy. Information from the forecasts is included in exclusive panels, including USA Today Survey of Top Economists, Livingston Survey, Survey of Professional Forecasters, Reuters and Bloomberg monthly survey.
The Orange County Government proudly supports the Institute for Economic Competitiveness. The establishment of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness was the cornerstone of an Orange County economic stimulus package (2003).
The Florida & Metro Forecast
A comprehensive, quarterly forecast of the Florida economy and 12 metropolitan areas. Metropolitan areas covered by the forecast include: Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Deltona-Daytona Beach, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Orlando-Kissimmee, Palm Bay-Melbourne, Naples-Marco Island, and Miami-Fort Lauderdale.
A new economic forecast is produced and distributed by the Institute every quarter. Each edition provides updated economic information that is vital to the academic, government, and business communities. Forecast information is included in exclusive panels including the USA Today Survey of Top Economists, Livingston Survey, Survey of Professional Forecasters, Reuters, and Bloomberg monthly surveys.