economy en A Look at the Local Economic Indicators <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="" target="_blank">Center for Economic Analysis and Development</a> (CEAD) at the Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank college of Business tracks and analyzes local, state and regional business, economic and demographic information in order to provide a clearer understanding of our area’s current economy. CEAD Senior Director Janet Harrah and local financial advisor Chris DeSimio&nbsp; go over the latest numbers, and what they mean for our region’s future growth. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Mark Heyne 24830 at A Look at the Local Economic Indicators Brother, Can You Spare a Bitcoin? <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Since the electronic virtual currency <a href="" target="_blank">Bitcoin </a>began circulating in 2009, it has garnered strong support, as well as serious concern, world-wide. Proponents of the crypto-currency point to its transparency and ease of use, while critics claim it is no more than a commodities bubble. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Mark Heyne 24051 at Brother, Can You Spare a Bitcoin? Income Tax Rules and Regulations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>If the winter weather isn’t enough to worry about, remember the April 15 tax filing deadline is now just six weeks away. Instructions for Form 1040 run 206 pages, the 1040EZ instruction booklet is 42 pages long. If you’ve already completed your return, congratulations, but if not, there are several changes to watch for this year. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 23744 at Income Tax Rules and Regulations Ohio merchandise exports set record in 2013 <p>The International Trade Administration (ITA) reports Ohio merchandise exports increased 3.9 percent from 2012 to 2013.</p><p>The organizations says exports grew to a record high $50.5 billion.</p><p>“Big export sales means more revenue which translate into economic growth and jobs for the Ohio,” said Marcia Brandstadt, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Cincinnati. “There is a great potential for more exporting—particularly among smaller businesses that have yet to sell abroad."</p><p>In a news release the ITA says:</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:45:39 +0000 Tana Weingartner 22987 at Report: Cincinnati region economy improving, but could do better <p>The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky regions' economy continues to bounce back from the recession that began five years ago, according to a new economic outlook report.</p><p>But the economic outlook report issued Wednesday said more can be done to pick up the pace.</p><p>The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce issued a report Wednesday that forecasts a two percent increase in gross regional product in 2014, compared to 1.4 percent this year.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:35:52 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 19908 at