Center for Business and Economic Insight (CBEI): Economic Indicator Reports and Research
The dissemination of the CBEI research takes place through Economic Indicator Reports. The Economic Indicator Reports are presented in the population centers of Central Wisconsin, i.e., Marshfield, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids. The reports are presented to the business, political, and educational leaders of those counties. Substantial newspaper, radio, and television coverage of the publications and presentations have been instrumental in focusing attention on UWSP and the School of Business and Economics. The reports contain data on a wide range of economic data. For example the reports contain data on national statistics such as GDP, inflation, industrial production and interest rates. At the state and local level the reports contain data on employment, unemployment, business sentiment, retail sentiment, family financial distress, construction and housing data.
These reports contain a special section
devoted to a topic of economic significance and are usually given by
UW-Stevens Point faculty. Recent papers published in the Economic
Indicators series have dealt with volatility in the job markets, tourism
in Central Wisconsin, health care in the region, migration into and out
of the counties of Portage, Marathon, and Wood, the high tech industry
base of Central Wisconsin, and the economic significance of small
business to the region.
Our most recent reports and research can be found below, or browse through our archives
dating back to 1984.