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Research Services

CBER responds to requests for information from state and local government agencies, chambers of commerce, public and private researchers, industrial organizations, news media, and private citizens.

For an honorarium, Center staff may make presentations at conferences and meetings. To schedule an event, email or call 205.348.6191.

CBER also seeks contracts with public and private agencies. Our population and forecasting models can be applied to produce forecasts for specified geographic areas. The Center can customize econometric models to analyze the economic impact of an industry or major economic event on an area. The Center can also prepare area demographic profiles.

Examples of Center projects include:

  • 2009-2011 Economic Impacts of RSA on Alabama
  • Employer Benefits Survey 2011
  • Alabama's Green Economy: Employment, Occupations, and Benefits
  • Alabama in the Global Economy
  • State of the Workforce Report series, including Alabama and ten Workforce Development Regions
  • Regional Assessment and Recommendations for the Statewide/Regional Strategic Plan
  • Economic Impact of Retirement Systems of Alabama-Owned Investments on Alabama
  • Economic Analysis of Changes in Property and Utility Taxation on Telecommunications in Alabama
  • Huntsville Area BRAC Transfers: Economic and Transportation Impact Assessment
  • Economic and Fiscal Impacts of a Combined Cycle Power Plant in Lee County, Alabama
  • Forecasts of Selected Socioeconomic Variables for Montgomery, Elmore, and Autauga Counties in the Montgomery MPO Area
  • Economic Impact of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International on Alabama
  • Telecommunications in Alabama: Economic Analysis of Changes in Property and Utility Taxation
  • Economic Recovery Strategy for Alabama Counties Impacted by Hurricane Katrina
  • Socioeconomic Indirect and Cumulative Impact Components for the Tuscaloosa East Bypass
  • Cullman County Area Population and Economic Projections for Water Supply Planning
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Policy Planning to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Economic Impact of Changes in Sunday Liquor Sales in Alabama
  • Economic Impact of the Alabama Coal Industry
  • A Comparison of City Budget Allocations State Tobacco Settlements: Options and Risks


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