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Center for Business and Economic Research

Our Research

The Center for Business and Economic Research provides expert economic research, analysis and consulting services to private and public clients in the East Texas region and beyond.

Housed in the Department of Economics and Finance in SFA’s Rusche College of Business, the nonprofit center offers data analysis, market research and economic impact analysis to the community while providing real-world training to SFA students for their future careers.

CBER also works to inform the public about the impact of national and state policies on the local economy, the effects of major events on the economy, and the role of new initiatives, such as the Interstate Highway 69 corridor, in local economic efforts.

If you’re interested in our services, complete and submit an online project request form, and we’ll respond to you promptly. Projects are priced individually on a case-by-case basis depending on the scope and complexity of the work they require.

Quarterly updates

Updates coming soon. Watch for quarterly updates on the status of the local economy and the state and national trends impacting it. 

Current projects

Our current projects include:

  • Information coming soon.

Past projects

Local and state government agencies; nonprofits; small, medium and large businesses; civic groups; and SFA as a whole as well as individual departments and offices have requested various research and consulting projects. Examples include:

  • Economic Impact Study of Purchasing from People with Disabilities Program for the Texas Workforce Commission (2022)
  • Forecast of sales tax revenue for the City of Nacogdoches (2021-22)
  • Analysis of pricing for Elliott Electric Supply (2019)
  • Economic Impact Study of the Nacogdoches Blueberry Festival (2016)
  • Economic Impact Study of SFA on the Nacogdoches Economy (2016)

Contact the department if you have any questions or opportunities for collaboration and view our past projects and publications.

Media inquiries

If you’re a member of the media and need an economics expert for your report or article, complete a quick online request form so that we can direct you to the appropriate faculty member.

Speaking requests

If you’d like us to present on economic policy and development at your civic, nonprofit or other group meeting, contact us at cber@sfasu.edu or 936.468.4301.

 

Contact

Center for Business and Economic Research
936.468.4301
cber@sfasu.edu

Physical Address:
McGee Business Building
Suite 303

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13009, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

 

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