Center for Business and Policy Research
The Center for Business and Policy Research (CBPR) is a research and outreach unit known for independent, objective analyses of business, economic, and public policy issues in California with a focus on the Northern California Mega-Region which includes the North San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento Metro Area, and the Bay Area. The Center has staffed offices on both the Stockton and Sacramento campuses. Staff have extensive experience on water, transportation, housing, labor, and economic development issues that are of critical importance to this region. Widely recognized across California for the quality of its analyses, the Center's reports and experts are cited between 150 and 250 times per year in the local, state, and national press.
The Center for Business and Policy Research was founded in 2004 as the Business Forecasting Center. Since Dr. Jeffrey Michael became Director of the Business Forecasting Center in 2008, the Center has expanded its topical scope, staff, and expertise beyond economic forecasting, and the Center was renamed in 2015 to better reflect its work. Although forecasting is no longer in the Center's name, CBPR continues to publish the California and Metro Business Forecast, and it remains a core part of its work.
The 2016 North San Joaquin Valley Index (2016) is now available for download; you may access it by clicking on the image on the left. The Index is organized into three broad themes and contains a number of indicators on the economy, health, education, transportation, and more. To learn more about the index, please click on the link below.
Provost Pallavicini has announced that Lewis Gale, Dean of the Eberhardt School of Business, will step down from his administrative role at the end of the fall term. He will take a sabbatical in the spring and return to teaching in fall 2017. more
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A leader and innovator in the Central Valley’s top industry has been named to University of the Pacific’s Board of Regents. more