The Center for Business and Economic Research combines research and outreach services to serve the needs of the university and communities across Indiana. For more information about any of our services, contact our office.
Research and Analysis
The CBER research staff performs customized studies for state government, federal agencies, regional economic developers, and business associations. Research in the center focuses on a broad range of topics including health care, public finance, regional economics, manufacturing, and quality of place.
Our clear, comprehensive analysis makes local, state, and national public policy issues accessible to community leaders, policy makers, and the general public.
Data Delivery and Web Tools
Easily access national data sets, economic calculators and socioeconomic statistics through the web tools of the CBER Data Center. Know when the latest data sets are released through posts on our Twitter feed. Stay current with public policy and business issues by subscribing to the Indiana Business Bulletin—a brief newsletter delivered weekly through email.
We hold the Indiana Economic Outlook—an annual luncheon and presentation to predict the state's economic climate in the upcoming year—each December in downtown Muncie.
We also present regional economic forecasts and industry-specific forecasts for audiences ranging from local to state to national.
Our expert researchers are available to give insight into current topics in economics, business, and public policy, and to give greater context to our recent studies and commentaries.
The CBER publications staff has been recognized for excellence in publications design. We translate data and research findings into visual displays that speak to an audience of community leaders, policy makers, industry executives, and the general public. We also provide design services for university offices and student organizations.