Kennesaw State economist says 'timid growth' better in long run

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Kennesaw State University economist Roger Tutterow, speaking at the Jan….

Georgia (Feb 10, 2016) — JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Kennesaw State University economist Roger Tutterow, speaking at the Jan. 12 Synovus Economic Forecast at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, said the United States is in its seventh year of economic expansion since the 2008 meltdown.


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While it may not feel as robust as we might like it, a slow, steady 2 percent growth rate is not a bad place to be. The economic growth in the country is still “timid,” but the slower pace has its advantages over a more gaudy 3 percent or higher.

“The United States economy is robust and economic indicators such as car sales are encouraging. People feel it’s safe to buy cars again,” Tutterow said. “On the other hand, history tells us we are due a recession every 58 months on average in the post-World War II era.”

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