Center for Business and Economic Research - Ball State University

CBER Data Center

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The CBER Data Center makes data collection simple, visual, and easily accessible. We've collected the latest data sets from trusted primary sources, including BLS, BEA, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Our economic web tools transform overwhelming walls of numbers into a format that is organized, attractive, and useful for people ranging from grant writers and economic developers to community leaders and informed citizens.




Economic Indicators Regularly updated data sets from primary sources for the U.S., Indiana, and Indiana's metro areas. Indiana Community Asset Inventory and Rankings An objective, data-focused assessment of the factors that influence the quality of life and the economic conditions within each county. Economic Impact Calculator This tool estimates the direct and indirect effects of the introduction of a new business to a county.
Indiana County Profiles County-level information including demographics, education, health, and social capital. Manufacturing and Logistics Report This report grades state performance on a number of factors that affect the health of the manufacturing industry. Cost-of-Living Index Calculator The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) compiles average pricing data to compare average living costs in cities across the U.S.
Brownfield Grant Writers' Tool County-level information for grant writers regarding demographics, education, health, and social capital. Includes information about Tax Increment Financing and a calculator for estimating the economic and fiscal effects of new business development. Weekly Commentary Ball State economist Michael J. Hicks, Ph.D. delivers his personal perspective on current issues in business, government, and society.