Municipal Advisory

The Bond Buyer of Thursday, February 25, 2016 brought a reminder that The Big Short (see our commentary released February 24, 2016) is not the only story of Wall Street malfeasance leading up to the Great Recession. The headline on the lead story is “Six...

On November 30, 2015, Porter White & Company released a Q3 2015 economic update for Birmingham, Ala. The update highlights state and local statistics, and serves as a precursor to the upcoming full-length Birmingham Area Economic Report. The full report will be published after regional...

This economic update provides a snapshot of the local Birmingham economy, a prequel to our quarterly Birmingham Area Economic Report that will be published once regional and national data is made available. Each data series (number of people employed, retail sales, occupational tax collections, airport...

Recently, Porter, White & Company (PW&Co) published the Birmingham Area Economic Report, Q2 2015. In the report, PW&Co’s Michael Stone summarizes findings related to several key economic indicators including job growth, retail sales and enplanements. Soon after the report was published, two writers at the Birmingham...