NMSU Business Outlook: August 2012

Small Business Employment of Older Personnel for Business Marketing Positions

Sarah Fischbach, Ph.D. Student, and Robin Peterson, Professor, Marketing

We outline an investigation of small business employment of seniors in Business-to-Business marketing jobs, the degree to which these firms in the United States employ older marketing personnel, and the perceptions and experiences of those firms in utilizing these individuals.

Complete Article: Small Business Employment of Older Personnel for Business Marketing Positions

Aircraft Parts, the CIA, and Economic Multipliers

Michael G. Ellis

This is a story of the economic effects of commonality of crucial parts built into successive models of commercial aircraft. It’s also a story about the clandestine activities of the Central Intelligence Agency’s work in the American southwest. Twenty miles north of Tucson and a little west of I-10 sits an eerie scene. From the freeway, a sideward glance reveals the ghostly tails of huge airliners, some jumbo jets, and some smaller jets, baking silently in the Arizona sun. This is the Pinal Airpark, renamed after being called the Marana Air Park since its construction during WWII. It has a storied past.

Complete Article: Aircraft Parts, the CIA, and Economic Multipliers

Talking Points

Christopher A. Erickson

The data is schizophrenic. The household survey, which measures the number of workers, indicates a sharp economic acceleration at both state and local level. But the establishment survey, which measures jobs, shows a modest loss. Both indicators can’t be right. Adding to the confusion is the gross receipts data, which indicates a sharp rise in tax revenue. Confusion reigns!!

Complete Article: Talking Points


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