The WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research is a member of the Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER).
Bureau of Business and Economic Research
WV Economic Outlook 2015
- Morgantown Slightly Exceeds National Average for Cost of Living
- Mountain State Business Index falls for third consecutive month
- Mountain State Business Index marks largest decline in more than a year
- Report by two WVU agencies shows positive economic impact of Appalachian Regional Commission over the past 50 years
- State tax policy change to benefit coal industry would support up to 196 jobs
The BBER will be the premier economic research organization in West Virginia that provides rigorous and objective policy analysis and reliable economic forecasting. As such, the BBER will be the go-to organization for West Virginia's government and business leaders for economic research and analysis.
Since the 1940s, the BBER's mission has been to serve the people of West Virginia by providing the state's business and policymaking communities with reliable data and rigorous applied economic research and analysis that enables the state's leaders to design better business practices and public policies.
- Research of the highest standards
- Research Portfolio
- Awarded $300,000 research grant from Appalachian Regional Commission
- Expanded Economic Outlook Conference Series to five conferences in 2013, with the addition of Wheeling; a sixth conference in Beckley is scheduled for 2014. Our outlook is also presented to a joint session of the West Virginia Legislature annually in January.