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Bureau of Business and Economic Research garners international award

West Virginia Economic Outlook 2014

When the College of Business and Economics decided to enhance its series of economic forecast events across the state, it decided to put all of the national and West Virginia statewide information in one document.

That document, a magazine-style publication that highlights the U.S. economy, West Virginia’s economy and a focus on specific state industries, was refined and executed by Dr. John Deskins, and has been quite a hit internationally — so much, in fact, that Deskins and the BBER were presented an award for the publication at an international association’s annual conference.

Deskins was presented the AUBER (Association for University Business and Economic Research) 2014 Award of Excellence in Print Publications for its 2014 Economic Outlook publication at the AUBER annual conference in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month.

“This publication and the award reflect the great work of Dr. Deskins and the Bureau, as well as the outstanding magazine design by Erica Lindsay in our B&E Office of Communications & Marketing,” said Dr. Nancy McIntyre, B&E Senior Associate Dean. “We work very hard to provide hard data and rigorous and unbiased economic analysis for the entire state of West Virginia. We’re very happy and proud about the publication and its recognition of excellence by this very important international organization.”

AUBER is internationally recognized by business, government and education as the premier professional organization dedicated to continually improving the quality, effectiveness and application of research in business, economics and public policy.

“Our job is to provide information on the most important topics germane to the West Virginia economy,” Deskins said, “which we are in hopes will prompt appropriate discussion and action for the benefit of all West Virginia citizens. The economic outlook publication helps present that very vital information to our citizens. We work so well with our B&E communications unit, and we’re honored that our collaborative efforts have been recognized by AUBER.”