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Middle Tennessee 2023 Industrial Wage & Benefit Survey

Wage and Benefit 2023Thank you to all who participated! Reports are now available. If you have not received the reports, please contact Business and Economic Research Center (BERC) at Middle Tennessee State University conducted 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

Nashville MSA 2023 Health Care Industry Report

NHCC imageThank you to all who participated in the Nashville Health Care Survey! The report is now available. In partnership with the Nashville Health Care Council, the Business and Economic Research Center conducted a comprehensive study of the economic impact of Nashville's health care industry.   

  2023 NHCC Full Report

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 that 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 - Q1 2023: On the face of it, the first quarter of 2023 was a mediocre one for Tennessee exporters. However, the numbers don't tell the whole story. The state exported $9.734 billion in goods, a one percent gain from the first quarter of 2022. Read more.

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