CEAD serves as a vital link between NKU and the regional community by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating business, economic and demographic information. Specific activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • conducting applied business and economic research
  • providing regional economic and industry forecasts
  • conducting industrial surveys (employment/technology needs)
  • performing site location and selection analysis
  • generating population projections
  • performing cost-benefit studies
  • doing basic data collection
  • offering annual outlook conferences
  • conducting basic geographic information system (GIS) research
  • conducting basic demographic research;
  • providing regular economic newsletters and updates.