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About the Center for Community and Business Research

The Center for Community and Business Research (CCBR) is one of twelve centers within the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development. Each center is specifically designed to address different economic, community, and small to medium sized business development needs. CCBR conducts regional evaluation, assessment, and long-term applied research on issues related to community and business development. CCBR serves the needs of economic development agencies, workforce development boards, businesses, associations, city, state and federal governments and other community stakeholders in search of information to make better informed decisions.

CCBR develops, conducts, and reports on research projects that shed light on how organizations, communities, or the economy work. This is done through the use of various techniques including, but not limited to:

  • Economic Impact Analyses
  • Feasibility Studies and Market Analysis
  • Surveys of Business and Community Organizations
  • Community Development Studies
  • Interdependent Critical Infrastructure Analysis
  • Transportation Studies
  • Economic Development Corporation/Department Analysis and Evaluation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • EB-5 Regional Center Studies
  • Analysis of Secondary Data
  • Report Writing and Presentation
  • GIS Mapping Services

For more information about CCBR or the Institute for Economic Development, please contact (210) 458-2020.

The mission of the Institute for Economic Development is to provide ongoing consulting, training, technical, research and information services in tandem with University-based assets and resources and other state, federal and local agencies, to facilitate economic, community and business development throughout South and West Texas, and the Border Region.

Working together to build the economy one business at a time.