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    to the Center of Economic Development and Research.

    What we do:
    Conduct economic analysis, public policy research, forecasting, and strategic planning for governments, non-profits agencies, and the private sector.


The Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas was established in 1989 to conduct economic analysis and public policy research and also to provide forecasting and strategic planning services to governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector with an interest in economic development. Dr. Michael C. Carroll is Director, and Dr. Michael Bomba is Associate Director.

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Cost of Living Index

Cost of Living Calculator LinkThe Center participates in the ACCRA Cost of Living Index (COLI) published by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). More information about C2ER can be found at www.c2er.org

Three times per year, Center researchers gather prices in Denton for specific items such as housing, utilities, and groceries. C2ER compiles the data from all participating urban areas to to prepare the cost of living index for participating areas. C2ER also provides a calculator that allows users to reasonably compare the cost of living between areas. Click on the image to go to the COLI calculator to compare Denton to another participating city.

In the news...

Serving up growth

Local gasoline prices

Government jobs

Effects of lower oil prices