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MSBI: Continued improvement for West Virginia's economy

After only modest increases at best during the past year, the Mountain State Business Index (MSBI), a monthly gauge of the state’s business performance, has grown at an accelerated rate over the last three months. The MSBI increased 0.4 percent on a month-to-month basis in July, establishing a three-month streak of strong performance.

Overall, the index has increased 1.9 percent from its year-ago level and points to a continued expansion in economic activity through the third and fourth quarters of this year. The index is produced by West Virginia University's Bureau of Business and Economics Research (BBER), a part of the College of Business and Economics.

Walsh appointed chair of Marketing department

Dr. Michael Walsh

Anybody who works in marketing can tell you it's a discipline that changes daily. Over the past few years, the B&E Department of Marketing has transformed to respond to new marketing practices and better meet the needs of students' future employers.

Prof: Economics can explain almost anything

Olson with fiancée Lydia Dickey of Temple Terrace, Fla.

Looking through cost-benefit goggles, just about anything can be scrutinized and illuminated using economic principles.

President Gee visits, tours B&E

Nancy McIntyre, President Gee, Karen Donovan and Dean Sartarelli.

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee met with Milan Puskar Dean Jose "Zito" Sartarelli on July 16 to talk about activities and advancements at the College of Business and Economics, as well as to meet with the B&E family.

WVU FAFE program teams up with local law firm to offer "Moot Court"


Imagine that you’re called to testify in court. You know your story, that’s not an issue. But the attorneys are intimidating. They’re asking all kinds of questions and you can’t quite see what they’re getting at. It’s like you’re in the hot seat, sweat dripping from your brow, heart pounding fast. The information you share has the power to shape the outcome of someone’s future – guilty, or not guilty?

B&E Young Professional Network

B&E established a new group on July 1 to keep young alumni involved at the College.