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 California and Metro Forecast is a comprehensive, economic forecast of California and eight metropolitan areas in northern California. Metropolitan areas covered by the forecast include Fresno, Merced, Modesto, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Stockton. The Forecast provides historical data and a 4-5 year forecast of key economic indicators such as employment by industry, labor force, and unemployment rates, personal income, population growth, and housing starts for California and each metro area.
CBPR conducts custom studies for public, private, and non-profit clients, including economic impact reports, cluster studies, market research, program evaluations, and other economic and policy analysis, to meet clients' needs. Some of these reports can be found on the client organization's webpages or published in other locations. Contact the Center's Director or Associate Director to discuss contract opportunities.
The Center for Business and Policy Research (CBPR) depends on external funding, such as sponsorships, grants, and contracts, to support its operations. Although the Center does provide paid internships and professional experience for University of the Pacific students, it does not grant academic credit or generate tuition revenue. Thus, external sponsors play a vital role in allowing CBPR to fulfill its research, outreach, and educational mission.
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