The interview discussed the inaugural issue of Economic Indicators of the College Station-Bryan MSA and highlighted the need for current information on our local economy and business cycle.
“This Index allows us to look at current, monthly data and to derive the current business cycle from monthly data series.  [It] gives us a timely indication of where we are today in Bryan-College Station.” – Dr. Rettenmaier
The College Station-Bryan Business Cycle Index is derived from data on the local unemployment rate, employment, total taxable sales, and total wages and will be issued monthly.
The full interview can be found at the WTAW website. The latest issue of Economic Indicators can be found at