Northern Kentucky University has launched a new Center for Economic Analysis and Development (CEAD) in the NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business.
“As part of our comprehensive economic initiatives plan, the Center for Economic Analysis and Development will play a key role in conducting high-quality, objective economic analysis and business research for the benefit of organizations in our region,” said John Beehler, associate provost for economic initiatives and dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business.
Janet Harrah has been appointed senior director of the CEAD. Harrah recently came to NKU after 21 years of experience as an applied economist, including 10 years as director of a similar center at Wichita State University.
“A key ingredient to good decision-making is quality information, research and analysis,” Harrah said. “One of the primary roles of the CEAD will be the collection, analysis and dissemination of economic and business information and trends for the region.”