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Center for Business and Economic Research


Experts in economic research, analysis and consulting

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.

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Managed within the Department of Economics and Finance, CBER is a nonprofit center that 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.

Our services

Project Requests

Do you have a project in mind? 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.

Speaking Inquiries

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

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.

Center for Business and Economic Research