About Us

About Us

Bringing together economic insights, business expertise, and public policy experience

“If it’s not right, don’t do it.  If it’s not true, don’t say it.” – Marcus Aurelius

The UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development is the first world-class university forecasting center in the Inland Empire serving one of the most dynamic regions in the United States.

Together, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties make up an economic area that is larger than Seattle, San Diego, or Orange County and twice the size of Silicon Valley.

The Center for Economic Forecasting and Development brings the full resources of the University to bear in creating modern, first-rate economic forecasts and economic development products that expand understanding and amplify interest in this vital region, one of the nation’s fastest growing.

The Center draws from the business expertise, public policy experience, and deep academic training of its seasoned economists to conduct path breaking research on the regional, state, and national economies—producing economic forecasts, public policy analysis, and economic impact studies for institutions, events, and public and private investments.

As a hub of collaboration, innovative economic development ideas and strategies emerge from both researchers and business and government leaders.

The Center not only delivers products and services that provide genuine insight into the economy, it also serves as an energetic community partner and resource to business and government leaders as well as the people of the Inland Empire. It is a fertile meeting ground for new product development, original research, and collaboration between industry, government, and the broader community.

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