Mission and Vision

The Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University is dedicated to building Ball State University as a premier research and data resource for the state of Indiana.


  1. Conduct relevant and timely public policy research on a wide range of economic issues affecting the state and nation.
  2. Enhance the premier role Ball State University has in performing policy research in Indiana.
  3. Partner with Building Better Communities and key university faculty members to foster the mutually supportive research and public outreach efforts of the School of Extended Education.

To clearly communicate timely and relevant analysis of important economic issues to federal, state, and local policy makers.
Center for Business and Economic Research
Whitinger Business Building, room 149
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
Phone: 765-285-5926
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