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Department of Economics and Finance

College of Business and Technology

Bureau of Business and Economic Research

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research was established by
East Tennessee State University to fulfill the needs of the
University and the region.


To serve as a Key Partner to the region's business, government, education, economic development, and civic organizations responsible for sustaining the region's economic development through applied research studies and development programs designed to resolve specific organizational issues; facilitating the efforts between business, educators, and the community ensuring a qualified labor force; and reporting up-to-date local, regional, national, and global business, economic and labor market conditions and trends.


To provide support for the academic, research service, funding goals and activities of East Tennessee State University's College of Business and Technology and support economic development efforts throughout the region.


  1. Profit center status;
  2. Improve existing publications;
  3. Improve marketing efforts throughout the region;
  4. Improve grant research and application opportunities;
  5. Improve Regional Economic Development through increased services, programs and efforts to better serve the Community, University and College.

Tri-Cities Labor Market and Retail Sales Reports

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