The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) was established in 1975 to make available academic expertise in research projects that assist in the
development of the Nevada economy, with special emphasis on the Southern Nevada business community. The center also aims to assist state and local
agencies and private-sector enterprises in the collection and analysis of economic and market data in a way that contributes to the diversification
and growth of the Southern Nevada economy. An important part of CBER's ongoing work is to collect, analyze and disseminate data on Nevada's
businesses and economy.
About one-third of CBER's funding is provided by the State of Nevada. The remaining two-thirds are provided by gifts, sponsorships, subscriptions
to CBER services, and contract research and data analysis that CBER performs for clients.