Middle Tennessee State University’s Business and Economic Research Center was awarded the National AUBER 2023 Award of Excellence for its study on the Nashville health care industry at this fall’s annual AUBER conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The Association for University Business and Economic Research, or AUBER, issues three awards of excellence each year for print, electronic, and website publications. MTSU’s BERC received the 2023 Award of Excellence for a Print Publication for its quality, impact, visual appeal and overall impression.
Titled “Health Care Industry Nashville MSA 2023: Trends, Scope, and Impact on the Regional Economy,” the awarded study was conducted by the BERC in cooperation with the Nashville Health Care Council. It analyzes the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area’s health care industry cluster by focusing on (1) the impact of the Nashville health care cluster, (2) the impact of the Nashville Healthcare Council member companies, and (3) a comparison of the Nashville MSA with 10 peers.
To read the report, visit: https://mtsu.edu/berc/nhcc2023/NHCC2023_Final_Reportv3.pdf.
“This year’s recognition by our peer institutions demonstrates the dedication and hard work of our staff to create exceptional products to serve our communities,” said BERC director Murat Arik, who accepted the award Oct. 16.
To read more about the AUBER awards, visit https://auber.org/archives/recent-conferences/2023-conference/#awards.
This is not the first time AUBER has recognized the BERC’s research. The center was also awarded the 2022 Award of Excellence for a Website Publication for its work on Tennessee’s Economy. To explore the awarded website, visit https://mtsu.edu/tacir/.
Founded in 1947, AUBER is the premier professional organization for regional economics centers across the United States. From labor market analyses to economic impact studies, AUBER members engage in a diverse array of applied economic research. AUBER offers members a set of expanded opportunities that come from collaborations, education, and networking.
For more information on AUBER, visit https://auber.org/.
Since its establishment at Middle Tennessee State University in 1970, the Business and Economic Research Center has conducted research on the regional economy as a public service and on a contract basis for clients from the community. BERC has completed research projects for both MTSU and external clients on a variety of topics, including the economic impact of universities, regional population growth, and current trends in various industries.
For more information on BERC, visit https://www.mtsu.edu/berc/index.php.