Center for Economic Development and Business Research
The Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR) is housed in the Jacksonville State University College of Business and Industry. The CEDBR studies the county, regional and state economy, conducts on-demand economic impact and other analyses of issues pertaining to east-central Alabama, and applies economic theory to research in its many monthly and annual publications (the Economic Update and the Economic Update Annual Report). The CEDBR collaborates with the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission and assists regional economic development organizations and chambers of commerce.
The mission of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR) at Jacksonville State University is to enhance and support the economic development of east-central Alabama through outreach and research partnerships with business, industry, and government.
Examples of services provided include contracted economic impact studies, survey deployment and analysis, human resources consulting (including wage and job description analysis), retail market analysis, focus group research. In addition to the Center's consultants, the faculty is involved in providing expertise to area businesses and governments.