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 businesses, governments and non-profit agencies with an interest in economic development. Dr. Terry L. Clower serves as Director, and Dr. Michael Bomba is Associate Director. They oversee a small staff of professional and student research assistants.
For more information, please click on the "About the Center" link in the menu bar.
Information for students completing the MS degree in Applied Economics is available at this link.
The 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.
Department of Economics
Survey Research Center
Center for Logistics Education & Research
Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship
Denton Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Regional Chamber
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
North Texas Commission
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Texas Comptroller's Office
Texas State Data Center at University of Texas at San Antonio
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder