Dr. Sam Addy joined the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in 1998. In addition to his research role in CBER, he is also the Associate Dean for Economic Development Outreach for the Culverhouse College of Commerce. He has previously served as Associate Director and Director of CBER as well as Assistant Dean for Outreach and Associate Dean for Research and Outreach. He regularly speaks to groups and organizations on topics including the Alabama economy, economic policy, economic development, and workforce development. Dr. Addy works with CBER’s economic research program and has directed and conducted economic impact studies for numerous public and private clients across the state. Other areas of emphasis include assessment and analysis of Alabama’s workforce; fiscal policy; socioeconomic analysis for transportation and other development projects; and environmental and climate change issues. He has published in academic and professional journals and is often quoted in local, regional, national, and international media