The Boyd Center in the Media

November 19, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Tennessee Jobless Rate Lowest Since Early 2008" (Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

November 19, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Tennessee's Economy Shows Gains" (Jamie McGee, The Tennessean)

November 14, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Experts Project Healthy Budget Surplus, Solid Growth For State" (Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

August 28, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Jobless Rates Up in July But Employment Still Growing" (Dave Flessner,

August 25, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Market Volatility Not Likely to Hurt TN" (Jamie McGee, The Tennessean)

May 27, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Study Shows Volkswagen Chattanooga Expansion Could Add 9,800 Jobs and $370 Million to the Tennessee Economy" (Automotive World)

April 27, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "UT Report: Economy Will Grow as Tennesseans Have More Money to Spend" (G. Chambers Williams III , Knoxville News Sentinel)

April 13, 2015
Matt Harris, Boyd Center Research Assistant Professor: "UT Economics Professor Tracks Trends in Senior Care Costs Nationwide"  (Tennessee Today) [see also: Senior Living Price Index]

April 6, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "UT: Educated Workforce Most Important in $1.6B Impact" (MJ Slaby, Knoxville News Sentinel)

March 20, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Job Growth Fastest in More Than a Decade Despite Higher Jobless Rate" (Dave Flessner,

February 25, 2015
Matt Murray, Boyd Center Associate Director: "Tennessee Lags in Labor Participation"  (Jamie McGee,The Tennessean)

January 12, 2015
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Insure Tennessee Targets Workers Without Insurance" (Holly Fletcher, The Tennessean)

October 21, 2014
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Cities Grappling With Challenges Of How to Tax, Regulate Short-Term Rentals" (Joyce E. Cutler, Bloomberg BNA)

October 18, 2014
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Jobless Rates Down in Tennessee, Georgia But Remain Above U.S. Rate" (Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

September 25, 2014
Matt Murray, Boyd Center Associate Director:  "UT Report Projects Moderate to Strong Growth for State Economy"  (Roger Harris, Knoxville News-Sentinel)

July 18, 2014
Matt Murray, Boyd Center Associate Director:  "Unemployment Rises in June in Tennessee and Georgia"  (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

May 23, 2014
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Big Jump in New Businesses Fuels Tennessee Economy" (Brandon Gee, Nashville Business Journal)

January 31, 2014
Matt Murray, Boyd Center Associate Director:  "UT Report Says State Unemployment Will Fall in ’14"  (Bloomberg Businessweek)

October 1, 2013
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Ask The Experts:  Are Sales Tax Holidays A Good Idea?" (Mark Huffman, Card Hub)

October 1, 2013
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "UT Expert: Real Danger for Economy Lies Ahead" (Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News Sentinel)

September 30, 2013
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "How Will the Government Shutdown Affect You?"  (Alexis Zotos, WATE-TV)

September 19, 2013
Matt Murray, Boyd Center Associate Director:  "UT Economists Predict Modest Economic Growth in 2014"  (Knoxville News Sentinel)

June 5, 2013
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Study:  VW Plant's Impact on Chattanooga Area Better than Projected" (Mike Pare, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

June 5, 2013
Matt Murray, Boyd Center Associate Director:  "UT Report: Economy Poised for Strong Growth in 2014"  (Knoxville News Sentinel)

May 8, 2013
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Local Retailers See Gains from Internet Sales Tax" (

May 6, 2013
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Who Would Win or Lose on Online Sales Tax" (Jayne O'Donnell and Hadley Malcolm, USA Today)

March 31, 2013
Matt Murray, Boyd Center Associate Director: "Hiring Spreads, But Only 14 Cities Top Pre-Recession Level" (Amy Schatz, The Wall Street Journal )

March 30, 2013
Bill Fox, Boyd Center Director: "Jobs Gap Hits Chattanooga Region Amid Slow Recovery" (Mike Pare, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

November 5, 2012
Boyd Center Associate Director Matt Murray: "University of Tennessee Researchers Predict Slow Economic Growth" (Associated Press, Memphis Daily News)

October 25, 2012
Matt Murray: "Stimulus Funding was Boon to Oak Ridge Facilities; Created 3,800 Jobs" (Frank Munger,

September 17, 2012
CBER Study: "TennCare Study Finds Lower Number of Uninsured" (Associated Press, Yahoo Finance)

August 17, 2012
Bill Fox: "Area Jobless Rate Up for Second Straight Month" (Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

July 24, 2012
CBER Study by Fox, Bruce and Luna:  "Amazon Picks U.S. State Sales-Tax Winners Absent New Law" (Kathy Warbelow,

June 28, 2012
CBER Study:  "How Graduating on Time Pays Off"  (Carl Azuz, CNN Schools of Thought)

June 26, 2012
Bill Fox: ""State, Local Fiscal Burdens Drag on Economic Recovery" (Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal)

June 19, 2012
CBER Study:  "For College Students, Persistence Pays"  (Catherine Groux, U.S. News University Connection)

June 15, 2012
Bill Fox: "Unemployment Rate Rises in Tennessee" (Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

June 15, 2012
Matthew Murray: "UT: State Job Growth Exceeds National Average" (Josh Flory,

April 17, 2012
Bill Fox: "Chattanooga Reinvents Itself, at Its Own Pace" (Dawn Wotapka, The Wall Street Journal)

April 14, 2012
Bill Fox:  "Tennessee Income Growth Fastest in South" (Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

April 12, 2012
Don Bruce:  "Debt Event Provides Information, Looks Forward to Deficit Solutions" (Jennifer Dobbins, Tennessee Journalist)

April 11, 2012
Bill Fox:  "Fate of Online Sales Tax Unclear" (Jonathan Shapiro , WABE, Atlanta PBS)

April 6, 2012
Tennessee State Data Center: "Metro Chattanooga Growth Beats Tennessee Average" (Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press)

March 22, 2012
Bill Fox:  "Tennessee Jobless Rate Declines 0.02 Percent" (Bloomberg Businessweek)

March 14, 2012
Matthew Murray:  "Knoxville Employers Bullish on Job Creation" (Roger Harris,

March 6, 2012
CBER Study:  "Local Leaders Lobbying for Internet Sales Tax" (Ryan Holeywell, GOVERNING)

March 2, 2012
Matthew Murray:  "Job Gains Bypass Latinos" (Duane Marsteller, The

February 29, 2012
CBER Study:  "How the Internet Is Making States Poor" (Jordan Weissmann, The Atlantic)

February 27, 2012
CBER Study:  "Look South to Find Top Car Manufacturing States"  (Steve Tarter, Peoria Journal Star)

February 24, 2012
Bill Fox:  "Supply-Sider Arthur Laffer Floats Idea on Carbon Tax" (G. Chambers Williams, III, The

February 15, 2012
CBER Study:  "Gaylord Snow, Water Park Will Draw 40% of Its Visitors from Outside TN" (The

February 15, 2012
CBER Study:  "Memphis, Tennessee Habitat for Humanity Affiliates Near Top of Organization’s Homebuilders" (Cole Epley, Memphis Business Journal)

February 14, 2012
Matthew Murray: "State Rebounding from Economic Slump" (Bob Fowler,

December 16, 2011
Bill Fox:  "Not So Fast on ‘Tax-Free’ Purchases" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

November 28, 2011
Bill Fox:   Editorial: Online Retailers Outgrow Sales Tax Advantage,  (USA Today)

November 13, 2011
Bill Fox: "Sales Tax Bill Will Level the Playing Field Between Web, Brick-and-Mortar Retailers" (David Nicklaus, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

October 27, 2011
Bill Fox: "State/Local Government Continues to Drag" (Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal)

October 14, 2011
Don Bruce: "Illinois' Business Climate Ooutshines Its Neighbors': Tax Burden in Illinois Lower than Neighbors" (Chicago Business)

October 2, 2011
Matthew Murray: "Arizona Budget Slashing Reshapes State" (Mary Jo Pitzl, The Arizona Republic)

August 4, 2011
Matthew Murray: "Cities Where the Job Outlook Is Improving" (Danielle Kurtzleben, U.S. News & World Report)

July 25, 2011
Bill Fox: "Two-Thirds of Consumers are Confused by Online Sales-Tax Compliance " (International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) via PR NewswireVideo

July 19, 2011
Bill Fox:: "Many States Grappling With Amazon Tax Issue " (Missouri News Horizon)

June 14, 2011
Bill Fox:: "Free-Market Pols Should Go After Taxes" (Beth Kassab, Orlando Sentinel)

April 16, 2011
Bill Fox:: "Web Tax on Tap: Feds Look to Bail Out Strapped State Coffers" (Mark DeCambre, New York Post)

March 21, 2011
Bill Fox:: "The State Deficit Forecast: What's the Real Figure?" (Richard S. Davis,

Febuary 10, 2011
Matt Murray:  "Budget Chief Says Scott Flexible on Fla. Spending"(Associated Press,

Febuary 6, 2011
Matt Murray:  "Jobs Slowly Return to Tennessee"(Bonna Johnson, The

February 1, 2011
Bill Fox:: "Taxes Boost State Coffers" (Conor Dougherty, Wall Street Journal)

January 27, 2011
Matt Murray: "Tennessee Economy Making Slow Steady Progress"(Roger Harris,

January 20, 2011
Bill Fox:  "Volkswagen is Hiring, Just Not Georgians" (Dan Chapman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

January 14, 2011
Bill Fox: "Three Signs Consumers are Inching Back" (Nin-Hai Tseng, Fortune,

January 12, 2011
Bill Fox:  Five States Shrinking Unemployment" (Fortune,

January 9, 2011
Matthew Murray:  "Jerry Brown Must Fix State's Structural Deficits" (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 7, 2011
Matthew Murray:  "State Budgets’ Unsound Structures" (Mark Muro, The New Republic)

December 30, 2010
Bill Fox:  "Local Revenues Climb as Economy Recovers" (Conor Dougherty, Wall Street Journal)

December 15, 2010
Bill Fox:  "William's Illusion of Action Won't Fix Taxes" (Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, KY)

December 11, 2010
Bill Fox: "Tax Holiday Ends. Online Sales Revenue Could Save Albany" (James Aidan Byrne, New York Post)

October 21, 2010
Matt Murray: "Report:  Tennessee Economy Slowly Recovering" (Roger Harris,

August 31, 2010
Bill Fox: "Study Shows Healthy Lottery Scholarship Outlook" (Associated Press,

August 10, 2010
Bill Fox: "July Tax Revenue Growth Rate Not Seen Since April 2007" (Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio)

July 18, 2010
CBER Study: "Internet Sales Tax Eyed for Arizona" (B. Beard & R. J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic)

June 23, 2010
Bill Fox: "Wallets, Recessions and Tax Commissions" (Penelope Lemov,

June 4, 2010
Matt Murray: "UT Economy Update Finds Recovery, Slow Job Growth" (

May 24, 2010
Bill Fox: "Cities, States Still Grappling With Budget Woes" (Conor Dougherty, The Wallstreet Journal Online)

May 10, 2010
Bill Fox: "States Move to Cut Incentives to Business" (Conor Dougherty, The Wallstreet Journal Online)

March 29, 2010
Bill Fox: "TN Finance Chief: $75M Shortfall Next Year" (Lucas L. Johnson II, Businessweek)

March 18, 2010
CBER Study: "States Pressure E-Tailers to Collect Sales Tax" (Wall Street Journal)

February 8, 2010
Matt Murray: "UT Report: Tennessee Economy is Slowly Recovering" (Knoxville News Sentinel)

February 7, 2010
Bill Fox: "States Try to Tax More Services as Coffers Deflate" (Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal)

January 17, 2010
Bill Fox:  "Tax-Code Reform: Service to the State? Economy has changed, goods-only sales tax hasn't kept pace in KY" (Linda R. Blackford, Lexington Herald-Leader)

December 18, 2009
Bill Fox:  "State Likely Needs $20M Loan to Keep Unemployment Fund" (Chas Sisk,

December 13, 2009
Bill Fox:  "Hawaii's Version of Sales Tax Hides Costs" (Mark Niesse, AP Writer, WJTV, Jackson, MS)

November 22, 2009
Bill Fox:  "Income Tax Falls Further Off Radar" (Chas Sisk,

November 17, 2009
Bill Fox:  "Tax Overhaul Faces Hurdles" (Jordan Schrader, Asheville, NC)

October 18, 2009
CBER eCommerce study:  "States Push for Online Sales Tax" (J. Scott Orr, Parade Magazine)

October 16, 2009
Matt Murray: "UT Report: Tennessee Economy is Improving but Road to Recovery is Long" (Nashville Business Journal)

October 12, 2009
CBER study on eCommerce:  "The Monster that Ate the Recovery" (Eric Torbenson, New York Post)

September 27, 2009
Bill Fox:  "4,000 Exempt from Sales Tax" (Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader)

September 25, 2009
Bill Fox:  "Pr. George's Cuts Stir Debate: When to Break the Piggy Bank?" (Jonathan Mummolo, Washington Post)

September 19, 2009
Bill Fox: "Life After 'No New Taxes'" (Lori Sturdevant, Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota)

June 25, 2009
Bill Fox:  "Amazon Fights Sales Tax Drive, Despite Modest Impact" (The Wall Street Journal, Scott Morrison, Dow Jones Newswires)

June 15, 2009
Bill Fox:  "Report: UT Impact Reaches $915 Million" (Nashville Business Journal)

May 14, 2009
Matt Murray: "Economic Impact from Department of Energy in the Billions" (Knoxville News Sentinel, Chloe White)

May 15, 2009
Bill Fox:  "Towns Feel Sting of Dealer Closings" (The Tennessean, G. Chambers Williams III)

May 11, 2009
Bill Fox:  "Tennessee Tops ‘Big Deal’ List.  Investments for 2009 Reach $2.2 Billion" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dave Flessner)

May 11, 2009
Matt Murray: "Economy Spurs Demand for Literacy Programs" (NPR, Matt Shafer Powell)

May 7, 2009
Matt Murray: "Economy 'Dire' but Turnaround Ahead, UT Report Says" (Knoxville News Sentinel)

May 7, 2009
Matt Murray: "Tennessee Economic Report Sees Hope but Long Recovery" (

April 13, 2009
Bill Fox: "Delaware Too Reliant on Revenue from Gaming, Critics Charge" (Delaware Online/The News Journal, Cris Barrish)

February 12, 2009
Bill Fox appeared on the FOX News Network to discuss state taxes

February 3, 2009
Matt Murray: "UT Economists Tell Bredesen No Economic Improvements Coming Soon," (Memphis Commercial Appeal, Richard Locker)

February 3, 2009
Matt Murray: "UT Report Sees No Signs of Quick Economic Turnaround" (

January 30, 2009
Bill Fox:  "Ohio's Governor Looks to State Fees Increases" (

December 9, 2008
Bill Fox:  "In the New New Deal, South Competes for Infrastructure Dollars," (Southern Political Report, Tom Baxter)

December 4, 2008
Matt Murray: "Shifting Economy Keeps States Guessing" (, Stephen C. Fehr)

November 29, 2008
Bill Fox editorial: "Right Strategy Key to a Boost in Jobs" (The Tennessean, Nashville)

July 16, 2008
Bill Fox: "VW's Choice Eases Chattanooga's Past Auto Snubs" (, Bill Poovey, Associated Press)

May 22, 2008
Bill Fox discusses tax amnesties in: "Markell Outlines Fiscal Plan" (The News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware, Beth Miller)

May 11, 2008
Bill Fox: "Tennessee Sales Tax Slumps in Current Downturn" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dave Flessner)

May 8, 2008
Matt Murray: "UT Economists Offer ’Bleak’ Forecast for State, Nation" (Knox News-Sentinel, Associated Press, Knoxville, TN)

April 16, 2008
Bill Fox: "Thousands Report, Pay Out-of-State Sales Tax" (, Jeannine Koranda, Topeka, KS)

April 7, 2008
Bill Fox: "Econ Expert Warns State about Tax Slowdown" (The Tennessean, Theo Emery, Nashville)

March 29, 2008
Bill Fox:  "A Penny Spent: Merchants Worry About Sales Tax Increase" (Reporter-Times, Laura Lane, Martinsville, Indiana)

February 24, 2008
Matt Murray:  "Chairman of Economic Development Board Puts Education Under Microscope in Book" (Maryville Daily Times, Matthew Stewart, Maryville, TN)

February 22, 2008
Matt Murray:  " Tennessee Employers Fear Workers Skills Gap" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dave Flessner, Chattanooga, TN)

February 20, 2008
Bill Fox editorial: "Fed Takes Short View, Sacrifices Credibility" (The Tennessean, Nashville)

February 19, 2008
Matt Murray:  "State, Local Economy to Slow in '08, UT Economist Says" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Roger Harris, Knoxville, TN)

February 19, 2008
Matt Murray: "UT Report: More Economic Slowdown But No Recession" (WVLT-TV, Knoxville)

February 15, 2008
Matt Murray:  "'Economic Stimulus' Details Highlighted" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Mary Fortune, Chattanooga, TN)

February 15, 2008
Matt Murray: " Report Looks at Link between Education, Quality of Life in State" (Education Week, Associated Press)

February 14, 2008
Bill Fox:  "Titans, Predators and Grizzlies, Oh My!" (TN Business Magazine, Donnie Snow, Nashville, TN)

February 12, 2008
Bill Fox:  "Project Lifeline to Help East Tennesseans" (WVLT-TV, Rob Pratt, Knoxville, TN)

February 1, 2008
Bill Fox:  "Outlook for City Not Bad, Economist Says" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Hayes Hickman, Knoxville, TN)

February 1, 2008
Bill Fox:  "Whirlpool Plant Closure Will Idle 500 in La Vergne" (, Gethan Ward, Nashville, TN)

January 31, 2008
Matt Murray:  "Economic Slowdown: Fear of Layoffs Grip Some in East Tennessee" (WVLT-TV, Gordon Boyd, Knoxville, TN)

January 28, 2008
Bill Fox: "Undeclared Tax Holiday:  Internet Remains a Shelter for Shoppers" (Charleston Gazette, Joe Morris)

January 26, 2008
Don Bruce:  "Residents Offer Mixed Plans for Tax Rebate" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dan Strumpf & Herman Wang, Chattanooga, TN)

January 1, 2008
Matt Murray:  "Slowdown Ahead in '08" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dave Flessner, Chattanooga, TN)

December 31, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Consumers Owe Taxes On Their Internet Purchases" (Yankton Press & Dakotan, Joe Kafka, Associated Press)

December 30, 2007
CBER report:  "Top 10 Local Business Stories" (Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN)

December 23, 2007
CBER report:  "Tax Officials Not Jolly about Online Shopping" (, G. Gray, Bristol, TN)

December 18, 2007
CBER report:  "State Mulls Tightening e-Commerce Tax Loophole" (Eagle-Tribune, Edward Mason, Boston, MA)

December 14, 2007
Fox and Bruce study on e-commerce cited in "Amazon Gets Help It Doesn't Need" (, Jay Hancock)

December 10, 2007
CBER study:  "Pros, Cons of Online Sales Tax is, Well, Taxing" (, Jessica Wehrman)

December 4, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Expert:  Think Broadly When Implementing Tax System" (, C. Grant Jackson)

December 1, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Local Economy isn't Bulletproof" (, Gethan Ward)

November 29, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Point, Click, Pay Tax" (, Janet Novack)

November 27, 2007
Matt Murray:  "Skilled Labor Needs Change.  Report Says More, Better Technology Education Needed" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Michael Silence, Knoxville, TN)

November 12, 2007
Matt Murray:  "Truckers Fume Over Rising Diesel Prices" (WATE-TV, Melissa DiPane, Knoxville, TN)

November 3, 2007
Matt Murray: "Study Eyes Outlook for '08" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Josh Flory)

November 2, 2007
Matt Murray:  "Economist:  Buyers Market in Knoxville" (WATE-TV, Ann Keil, Knoxville, TN)

October 29, 2007
Bill Fox participated in a CNBC televised debate on whether the Internet should be exempt from taxes that apply to other forms of communication. (

October 9, 2007
Matt Murray:  "Food Prices Expected to Continue Rising" (WVLT-TV, Kim Bedford, Knoxville, TN)

October 9, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Study: UT Graduates Earn More" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Darren Dunlap)

September 16, 2007
Matt Murray:  "Economy Longing for Fed Boost" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Roger Harris)

September 11, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Job Growth to See Only Tiny Bump This Quarter" (, Michael Silence)

September 4, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Fighting Retirement: Over the Next Decade, 4 Out of 10 Maine Workers will be Eligible to Retire" (The Daily MaineBiz, Sara Donnelly)

September 2, 2007
Matt Murray: "State Fares Poorly in Poverty, Income" (Ashland City Times, Claudia Pinto)

August 28, 2007
Bill Fox: "Number of Uninsured Decreases" (Memphis Business Journal)

August 28, 2007
"UT Study Finds Enrollees Happy with TennCare" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Emily Bregel)

August 3, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Stores Look Forward to Tax-Holiday Sales" (, Wendy Lee)

July 16, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Online Sales Tax a Priority for States" (The Boston Globe, Hiawatha Bray)

July 4, 2007
Bill Fox:  " 'Destiny' to Hurt Poor the Most, Economist Says" (, Melissa Walker)

June 29, 2007
Matt Murray:  "Report: State's Economy Strong Despite National Slowdown" (Nashville Business Journal)

June 29, 2007
Matt Murray:  "State's Economy Does OK.  Contrary to national trends, building boom not a bust here." (, Roger Harris)

June 28, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Midstate Cities Just Keep Getting Bigger.  Boomtowns Surround Nashville." (, Jennifer Brooks)

June 21, 2007
Matt Murray:  "State's Economy Strong Despite National Slowdown" (MSN Money)

June 21, 2007
Matt Murray:  "The Knowledge Economy is Flourishing in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Metro" (, Bill King, Chief Editor)

June 18, 2007
LeAnn Luna editorial:  "Full Financial Report on U.S. is Essential" (

June 8, 2007
Bill Fox: "Whirlpool Cuts 700 Jobs at Tennessee Plants" (, Rose French)

May 24, 2007
Matt Murray:  "DOE Operations Provide 12,000 Jobs, $760M Payroll" (WMC-TV, Memphis)

May 24, 2007
Matt Murray:  " Report Touts DOE Impact on Economy" (Knoxville News Sentinel, Frank Munger)

May 13, 2007
Bill Fox:  "State Ends Up with Extra Money" (, Sheila Wissner)

May 8, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Gas Prices Climb 40% Since January 1st" (WVLT-TV, Jim Freeman, Knoxville, TN)

May 8, 2007
Bill Fox:  "State Budget Surplus could Exceed $500M this Year" (Eyewitness News, Memphis, TN)

May 3, 2007
CBER study referenced in: "Tennessee Fares Well Amidst Fiscal Caution" (, Matt Kisber)

April 27, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Take Advantage of Weekend's Tax Holiday" (Jackson Sun, Jackson, TN)

April 26, 2007
Bill Fox editorial:  " Sales Tax is Owed Regardless of Source" (

April 25, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Tax Holiday this Weekend" (Eyewitness News, Travis Bard, Memphis, TN)

April 23, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Tax-Free Shopping Weekend Starts Friday" (, Naomi Snyder and Vivi Hoang)

April 17, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Study Finds Untaxed Internet Sales Costing State Millions" (, Sheila Wissner)

March 4, 2007
Matt Murray:  "UT Study Ties Education and Income" (Robertson County Times, Associated Press)

March 3, 2007
Matt Murray: "Educating Labor Force Key to Economic Development" (Kingsport Times News, Sharon Caskey Hayes)

March 2, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Sales Tax Plan Shifts the Burden" (, Sara Lubbes, Tallahassee, Florida)

March 1, 2007
Bill Fox:  " States Must Gauge Effectiveness of Offers" (

February 19, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Cash-Hungry States Eye Business Tax" (The New York Times, Associated Press)

February 16, 2007
Matt Murray: "Union Busting or Bluff?  Company Owner Buys Airtime to Search for New Workers" (WVLT-TV, Gordon Boyd, Knoxville, Tennessee)

February 14, 2007
Bill Fox:  "Tobacco-Food Taxes at Odds" (Memphis Commercial Appeal, Richard Locker, Memphis, TN)

February 13, 2007
Matt Murray: " 'Decent' State Economic Growth Forecast. Energy Prices, Interest Rates Will Have Influence" (Dickson Herald/, Janell Ross)

February 13, 2007
CBER report on referenced in: "Gaylord Proposes Bigger Opryland. $400M Plan would Add Convention Space, Hotel" (, Memphis, Tennessee)

February 12, 2007
Matt Murray: "State to See Economic Growth by Year-End" (Memphis Business Journal)

February 11, 2007
Bill Fox: " Hike Would be a Start State Needs to Compete" (Robertson County Times/

February 7, 2007
Matt Murray: " Property Tax Cut Proposed to Soften Blow of Higher Sales Tax "(Standard-Speaker, Kent Jackson, Hazelton, Pennsylvania)

February 7, 2007
Don Bruce: "California Falls Behind in Gross Product Growth" (Contra Costa, Marton Dunai, California)

February 7, 2007
CBER report on referenced in "Sales Tax Hike Could Have Widespread Effects in PA" (, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

January 26, 2007
Bill Fox: "Brunswick Plans for Downturn.  With Low Boat Sales Forecast, Company Regroups, Refocuses"  (Knox News-Sentinel, Michael Silence)

January 17, 2007
Matt Murray:  "A Knox-D.C.-China Flight?  McGhee Tyson Could Obtain 3rd Nonstop Option March 25 if United Begins Dulles Link"  (Knox News-Sentinel, Michael Silence)

January 3, 2007
LeAnn Luna:  "Tennessee Valley Business News: 529 College Plans Made More Attractive" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Emily Bregel)

December 31, 2006
Bill Fox: "Making the Internet Pay" (Charleston Gazette, Joe Morris)

December 22, 2006
Bill Fox: "6,000,000 Now Live in Tennessee:  Move-Ins Push Population Up 50,000 in a Year" (, Lee Ann O'Neal)

December 17, 2006
Bill Fox: "Hospitals' Care of Uninsured Shows Gap" (, Daniel Connolly)

November 24, 2006
Donald Bruce:  "Taxes No Barrier to Enterprise? Entrepreneurship Little Affected by Policies" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Rick Romell)

November 2, 2006
Bill Fox: "Study Charts ORNL's Impact" (, Andrew Eder)

October 19, 2006
Bill Fox: " September Unemployment Hits 5-Year Low " (, Bush Bernard)

October 12, 2006
Matt Murray: "Economic Slowdown Forecast for State" (, Naomi Snyder)

October 12, 2006
Matt Murray: "Economic Forecast only Partly Cloudy" (Knox News-Sentinel, Michael Silence)

October 11, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Could Oil Supply Cuts Mean Higher Gas Prices?" (WVLT TV, Gary Loe, Knoxville, Tennessee)

October 8, 2006
Matt Murray: "Medical Growth a Shot in the Arm for Economy" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dave Flessner)

September 26, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Candidates for Governor Make Tax and Spending Promises," (Minnesota Public Radio, Laura McCallum)

September 4, 2006
Bill Fox and Matt Murray featured on the cover of 15th Anniversary issue of State Tax Notes

August 31, 2006
CBER report cited in: "Cabela's Cuts Deal on Online Sales Tax" (Idaho Statesman)

August 18, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Tennessee Unemployment Rate Highest Since 2003" (, Bush Bernard)

August 9, 2006
Matt Murray: "Gas Prices Up 14 Cents in Month" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Ashley Rowland)

July 21, 2006
Bill Fox:  "State Job Growth Continued in June" (, Bush Bernard)

July 7, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Tennessee May Benefit from Automaker Alliance" (MSN Money, Associated Press)

July 1, 2006
Matt Murray: "Job, Income Growth Forecast -- Study: Strong Service Sector Will Lead TN for Rest of '06" (, Associated Press)

June 30, 2006
Matt Murray: "Service Industry Will Help Tennessee" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

June 30, 2006
Matt Murray: "Report: State Economy Should Be Resilient Through Second Half" (Nashville Business Journal)

June 29, 2006
Matt Murray: "Personal Income Expected to Increase" (Memphis Business Journal)

June 29, 2006
Matt Murray: "State Income and Jobs Expected to Grow" (Knox News-Sentinel, Associated Press)

June 29, 2006
Matt Murray: "State's Economic Forecast Looks Positive" (

June 18, 2006
Matt Murray: " Differences in Pay " (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dave Flessner )

May 14, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Minimum Wage Bill Missing Some Teeth" (, Bush Bernard)

May 11, 2006
Matt Murray:  "Residents Criticize Lawmakers' Property Tax Proposals" (, Seanna Adcox Associated Press)

May 5, 2006
Matt Murray: "New R&D Park Could Reap Big Rewards" (Maryville Daily Times, Jennifer Hodson)

May 4, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Analysts Expect Surplus in Tennessee in Tennessee" (, Erik Schelzig, Associated Press, Memphis, Tennessee)

May 4, 2006
Matt Murray interviewed in "Blount County: New Development Hopes do Draw High Tech Crowd" (WVLT TV, Knoxville, Tennessee)

May 3, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Experts Say Tennessee will have Large Budget Surplus this Year" (WVLT TV, Associated Press, Knoxville, Tennessee)

May 2, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Convention Center Study to be Delayed" (The, Michael Cass)

April 22, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Few Shoppers Pay Obscure Tax" (Honolulu Advertiser, Greg Wiles)

April 21, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Tennessee Growth Slows in 2000-04" (, Getahn Ward)

April 5, 2006
LeAnn Luna:  "Good News for 529 Plans" (, Barbara Whelehan)

March 31, 2006
Bill Fox"Jobless Rate Near Stable for Region" (The Leaf-Chronicle, Jimmy Settle)

March 30, 2006
Donald Bruce:  "Report Outlines Needs of State's Caregivers" (Nashville City Paper, Judith R. Tackett)

March 29, 2006
Bill Fox quoted in "Tennesseans' Income Grew 4.2% in 2005" (The, Bush Bernard)

March 27, 2006
Matt Murray: "Are Immigrants Taking Jobs?" (WVLT-TV, Stephen McLamb)

March 14, 2006
Bill Fox:  "Genders View Education Differently" ( Knoxville News-Sentinel, Ericka Mellon, Knoxville, Tennessee)

March 14, 2006
Matt Murray: " $160,000 per Job to Land Kia" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Walter Woods, Atlanta, Georgia)

March 13, 2006
Matt Murray: "Camrys to be Built at Subaru of Indiana" (News & Observer, Associated Press, Raleigh, North Carolina)

March 10, 2006
Matt Murray: "Mississippi Offers $1 Billion to Beat Georgia Kia Bid" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Walter Woods)

March 8, 2006
Bill Fox:  "High Property Taxes Driving a New Revolt" (Christian Science Monitor, Patrik Jonsson)

March 5, 2006
LeAnn Luna:  " Analyst:  High Fees Hamper State's College Savings Program" (Mobile Register, Jeff Amy, Mobile, Alabama)

March 2, 2006
Bill Fox:  " Tennessee has been Using Tax Incentives at Heart of Court Case" (WKYT TV [Associated Press], Lexington, Kentucky)

February 26, 2006
Bill Fox quoted in "All Three Claim No. 2 Spot.  How?" (The, Bush Bernard)

February 23, 2006
Matt Murray: "UT Study Predicts Continued Job Growth in Tennessee" (Kingsport Times-News, Christan M. Thomas)

February 23, 2006
Matt Murray quoted in "Knoxville Businesses Moving to Blount" (Maryville Daily Times, Jennifer Hodson)

February 22, 2009
CBER report Economic Report to the Governor in "State Economy Improves, But Lags Behind National Trends" (Nashville City Paper, Judith R. Tackett)

February 17, 2006
"Purcell Seeking Input on Music City Center Plans" (Nashville Business Journal, Judy Sarles)

February 9, 2006
Matt Murray quoted in "Report Forecasts Job, Income Growth in Tennessee" (Southern Standard, McMinnville, Tennessee)

February 9, 2009
CBER report Economic Report to the Governor referenced in "New Report Shows Tennessee's Economy Expected to Grow" (, Nashville, Tennessee)

February 9, 2006
Matt Murray:  "Economy on the Grow:  Forecast Predicts Higher Wages, Lower Unemployment" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Roger Harris)

February 8, 2006
Matt Murray discusses the Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee on the State's Economic Outlook, 2006 in "UT Report:  Manufacturing on Upswing" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Roger Harris)

January 11, 2006
Bill Fox and Don Bruce: "e-Commerce Sales Tax Loss Growing Issue" (The Clarion-Ledger, Sid Salter)

December 22, 2005
Matt Murray:  "Blount Board Approves $4.4M Tax Break for Denso" (Knoxville News-Sentinel)

December 20, 2005
Ongoing CBER study regarding attitudes toward education cited in "Comptroller:  State Alone Should Fund Schools" (Nashville City Paper, Katharine Mosher)

December 19, 2005
CBER report referenced in "State Takes Hit as Online Taxes Largely Unpaid" (Journal Gazette, Niki Kelly)

December 11, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "State Aid Unlikely to Change Ford's Decision to Close St. Paul Plant" (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, Mike Meyers)

December 10, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Kisber Defends Tax 'Supercredit' Used to Woo Nissan" (Kingsport Times-News, Hank Hayes)

December 8, 2005
CBER report referenced in "Tennessee Foots Bill to Move Nissan" (Los Angeles Times, John O'Dell)

December 7, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "Persistence Pays in Blount" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Rebecca Ferrar)

December 7, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "DENSO Expansion Brings Change" (Maryville Daily Times, Jennifer Hodson)

December 7, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Nissan to Get $197 Million in Incentives From Tennessee:  Update 1 and Update 2" (Alan Ohnsman,

November 26, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "Eyeing those Holiday Receipts" (The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Gary Tanner, Associated Press)

November 26, 2005
CBER report quoted in "Tennessee Reminds Online Shoppers to Pay Use Tax" (Kingsport Times-News, Hank Hayes)

November 26, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "Shoppers Rush to Deals" (The Leaf-Chronicle, Amy Ritchart)

November 22, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "AP Interview: Nissan HQ Deal Drawing Attention of Other Companies" (Centre Daily Times, Beth Rucker, Associated Press)

November 22, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "Midstate Supplies Wait to See Effect of Closing" (The, Getahn Ward)

November 13, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "It's Hard to Argue with those Numbers--Or Is It?  The Toyota Defense" (Kentucky Herald-Ledger)

November 11, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Nashville New Nissan Home" (The Clarion-Ledger, Bush Bernard for The Tennessean)

November 11, 2005
"Nissan HQ Move Official:  Rutherford Officials Say Impact Will Have Long-Term Benefits" (The Daily News Journal,  Erin Edgemon, Murfreesboro, Tennessee)

November 10, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "UT Study:  State's Manufacturing Sector in Decline" ( Nashville Business Journal)

November 10, 2005
"Nissan Announces HQ Relocation to Franklin" (Nashville Business Journal, J. Holly Dolloff)

November 10, 2005
"Nissan Chooses Tennessee" (the

November 10, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "UT Study:  State's Manufacturing Sector in Decline" (Nashville Business Journal)

November 9, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "State Projects Job Growth in Manufacturing" (Tennessean, Naomi Snyder)

November 8, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Governor Says Nissan Move Would Attract More Jobs to State" (Southern Standard, McMinnville, Tennessee)

November 8, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "Analyst's Predict Continued Growth for Tennessee Economy" (Southern Standard, McMinnville, Tennessee)

November 6, 2005
Bill Fox discusses Bosnian economy in "Hope from a Nightmare" (Salt Lake Tribune, Brent Israelsen)

October 1, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "States Team Up On Sales Taxes" (Omaha World-Herald, Martha Stoddard)

September 30, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Some States Push to Collect Sales Tax from Internet Stores" ( The Wall Street Journal, Robert Guy Matthews)

September 5, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in quoted in "Wages Just Not Keeping Up with Rising Prices" (The Tennessean, Bush Bernard)

September 2, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Fuel Prices:  With Costs Expected to Stay High, Rest of Economy Suffers" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Roger Harris)

August 12, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "State Rev's Up Economic Engine: Annual Governor's Conference To Focus On Performance Strategies For Job Growth" (The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia)

August 12, 2005
Bill Fox discusses change in Tennessee's population in "State's Hispanic Population Up 35% Since 2000" (Tennessean, Kate Howard)

July 29, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in quoted in "Local Unemployment Rises Despite Report of Job Growth" (The Tennessean, Bush Bernard)

July 4, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Cuts in Shared State, Federal Funds Leave Local Governments to Pick up Slack" (Tennessean, Woody Baird, Associated Press)

June 20, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Click and Pay a Little More: The Days of Tax-Free Online Shopping May Be Over"  (New York Times, Bob Tedeschi)

June 17, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "Improving State Economy Forecast" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Associated Press)

April 28, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Tax Burden Up, Remains Low" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Duncan Mansfield, Associated Press)

April 24, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Online Sales Tax Appears a Long Way Off in Tennessee" (Aberdeen American News, Matt Gouras. Associated Press)

April 24, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Do We Hold or Fold on Corporate Incentives?" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Eric Heisler)

April 11, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Internet Shoppers Shortchange Home States" (Cincinnati Enquirer, Mike Rutledge)

April 10, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Tax Plan's Economic Effects Hard to Forecast," (Columbus Dispatch, Mark Niquette)

April 1, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Ohioans Ignore Sales Tax They Owe" (Akron Beacon Journal, Dennis J. Willard, Columbus, OH)

April 1, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Tennessee Gets Tough on Ailing Health Plan" (Financial Times, Henry Hamman)

March 21, 2005
Bill Fox interviewed by CNN on corporate taxation.

March 9, 2005
Don Bruce quoted in "President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform.  Witnesses: Code Too Taxing" (St. Petersburg Times, South Pinellas ed., Helen Huntley, St. Petersburg, FL)

March 8, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Online Tax Bill Due for Smokers" (USA TODAY, Larry Copeland)

March 3, 2005
CBER study on the impact of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project referenced in "Metro Among Biggest Losers in Sales-Tax Redistribution" (The Tennessean, Brad Schrade, Nashville, TN.

February 25, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "State Economy Looks Good, Can Look Better" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee)

February 22, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Delaying 'Streamlined Sales Tax' Law Best Plan" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee)

February 19, 2005
CBER study referenced in "Politicians Offer Answers to Local Folks' Questions" (The Jackson Sun, Jamie Page, Jackson, Tennessee)

February 16, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "Local Job Growth Highest in 4 Years" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dave Flessner, Chattanooga, Tennessee)

February 15, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Business Taxes Help Tennessee Revenue" (Chattanooga Times Free Press, John Commins, Chattanooga, Tennessee)

February 15, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Tax Change Could Cut City's Revenue by $4M - Overall, County Also Would Suffer a Loss, UT study says" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee)

February 12, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Tax Foundation Stands by Its Numbers on Excise-Tax Hike" (Honolulu Advertiser, Mike Leidemann, Honolulu, Hawaii)

February 9, 2005
Matt Murray quoted in "On the Table: Jobs vs. Sunshine. House Votes Today on Allowing Secret Deals to Lure Industry" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jim Galloway & Walter Woods, Atlanta, Georgia)

February 2, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Bredesen May Delay Tax Reform - Concerns Raised About Impact on Businesses, Local Governments" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee)

February 1, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Fletcher Floats Cigarette Tax Rise" (Lexington Herald-Leader, Ryan Alessi, Lexington, Kentucky)

January 30, 2005
Matthew Murray quoted in "Midstate's Economic Outlook 2005" (The Tennessean, Getahn Ward, Nashville, Tennessee)

January 18, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Municipal League Wants Tax Delay -- Cities Could Lose Revenue" (The Commercial Appeal, Associated Press, Memphis, Tennessee)

January 4, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Welfare Rolls Still Growing in State" (The Tennessean, Bonna de la Cruz, Nashville, Tennessee)

January 2, 2005
Bill Fox quoted in "Itemizers Get Sales-Tax Break -- Law Returns to Help States with No Broad-Based Income Tax" (Associated Press, Nancy Zuckerbrod)

December 23, 2004
Donald Bruce quoted in "Charities Feel Crunch as Givers' Pockets Shallower This Year" (The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee)

December 21, 2004
A study by Bill Fox and Donald Bruce referenced in "State's Web Shoppers Mostly Tax Dodgers" (Lincoln Journal Star, Rodd Cayton, Lincoln, Nebraska)

December 13, 2004
Bill Fox quoted in "Sales Taxes Concern Bredesen -- Collections 'Coming in a Little Slow,' Could Cause Problems for State Budget" (The Commercial Appeal, Associated Press, Memphis, Tennessee)

December 4, 2004
Matt Murray quoted in "Keeping Jobs at Home. Board Looks at Economy, Ways to Help Industries Stay in Tennessee" (Knoxville News-Sentinel, Rebecca Ferrar, Knoxville, Tennessee)