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Middle Tennessee 2023 Industrial Wage & Benefit Survey

Wage and Benefit 2023Open February 1-March 24, 2023!  The Business and Economic Research Center (BERC) at Middle Tennessee State University is conducting a 40-county wage and benefit survey, primarily of manufacturing and distribution companies, in Middle Tennessee between February 1 and March 24, 2023.  Read more.

2023 Survey Resources

2023 Nashville Health Care Council Survey

NHCC imageThe Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with Nashville Health Care Council, is conducting a comprehensive study of the economic impact of Nashville's health care industry. This online member survey is a critical piece of the study. The survey will remain open until May 19, 2023.

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2023 COE-URP Scholars Program 

Members of the advisory committee for the Jennings and Rebecca Jones Chair of Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning gather for a group photo during their February meeting at the MTSU Student Union. Shown standing, from left, are Rubi Devi, research association, Business and Economic Research Center, or BERC; Ryan Egly, Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce; Kendrick Curtis, Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association; Cliff Lippard, Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations; committee chair and alumnus Paul Martin Jr., Clarity Resources LLC; Joseph Howard, BERC student researcher; and Andrea Lawrence, BERC secretary. Seated, from left, is Patrick Cammack, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce; Lori Odom, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; Murat Arik, chairholder and BERC director; and Steven Livingston, BERC associate director and political science professor. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)MTSU’s Jennings and Rebecca Jones Chair of Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning Advisory Committee is launching a new Scholars Program to assist students in their academic and professional development.

The COE-URP Scholars Program is a nine-month research and engagement program for undergraduate students at Middle Tennessee State University designed to bring students, professors and community members together to address pressing urban and regional concerns through academic research. Read More

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MTSU Impact study2022 MTSU Economic Impact on Tennessee

MTSU is responsible for more than $1.42 billion and almost 11,500 jobs in Tennessee in 2021, according to a recent study by the Business and Economic Research Center. The BERC study found the university is Murfreesboro’s second largest employer with 2,270 local jobs and generates $143.6 million in local, state and federal tax revenue, according to an MTSU news release, an increase of 63% from five years ago.

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Global Commerce Reports

Global Commerce header graphicTennessee Trade Report - Q4 2022Last quarter’s export numbers were, on the surface, nothing to brag about. At $9.073 billion, Tennessee exports were off 4.25 percent from the 4th quarter of 2021.  This was far below the national 8.4 percent gain in exports and placed Tennessee a lowly 41st among all U.S. states.  However, this is misleading.  In last year’s 4th quarter, the state shipped covid vaccines worth just over a combined $1 billion to 32 different countries.  Read more.

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