The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce released its second Economic Indicators Report, a quarterly examination of five key statistics within the Watauga County & High Country Economy.

The report features a quarterly summary of local impacts by Dr. Harry Davis, North Carolina Bankers Association Professor and long-standing regional economist.

The report was developed and data compiled with the assistance of the Watauga County Economic Development Commission, Watauga County Tourism Development Authority, High Country Association of Realtors, and the Chamber’s Business Development Committee.

David Jackson, President/CEO of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce said Davis confirms that employment complications continue to be a barrier in driving a more robust recovery, simply from the lack of available workers. Demand for workers remains high across many different sectors in our area.

The next report in this series is due in October. Learn more at