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, 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. Leverage the expertise of key university faculty and researchers to advance Indiana.


To clearly communicate timely and relevant analysis of important economic issues to federal, state, and local policymakers.

Center for Business and Economic Research
Whitinger Business Building, room 149
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: M-F 8-5
Phone: 765-285-5926
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