The mission of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR) is to enhance the region's economic growth and development by:

  • collecting, analyzing and disseminating business, economic and demographic information
  • conducting applied business, economic and demographic research
  • serving as a vital link between the business and economic development community, Wichita State University and the W. Frank Barton School of Business.

The CEDBR strives to be recognized by the business and economic development community as:

  • a reliable and responsive source for business, economic and demographic information, and as an
  • essential partner in the region's economic development process by conducting high-quality, objective research on issues related to the community's current and future economic well-being.