Institute for Economic Competitiveness

Nationally Recognized, Locally Focused.

About the Institute

Mission Statement

The Institute for Economic Competitiveness strives to provide complete, accurate and timely national, state and regional forecasts and economic analyses. Through these analyses, the institute provides valuable resources to the public and private sectors for informed decision making.


About The Institute for Economic Competitiveness

The cover of one of our recent U.S. economic forecasts.

Dr. Snaith and the Institute for Economic Competitiveness have brought the University of Central Florida tremendous national recognition. The IEC prepares a comprehensive, quarterly forecast of the Florida economy and 12 metropolitan areas, as well as a comprehensive, quarterly forecast of the U.S. economy. Information from the forecasts is included in exclusive panels, including USA Today Survey of Top Economists, Livingston Survey, Survey of Professional Forecasters, Reuters and Bloomberg monthly survey.

About The College Of Business Administration

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Our business school is young. Our first graduating class was in 1970. However, we have already achieved a strong reputation for attracting high-quality students and faculty members. As our enrollment has grown, so has the college's commitment to ensuring the delivery of outstanding academic programs and research institutes. Among those research centers is the Institute for Economic Competitiveness (IEC). Established in 1998, the institute helps the college meet five of the university's strategic initiatives: foster excellence in research and creative activities; contribute to regional economic development; enhance collaboration; increase visibility; and enhance university resources.

About The University Of Central Florida

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The University of Central Florida is a public, multi-campus, metropolitan research university, dedicated to serving its surrounding communities through innovative research, technological corridors and international partners. The mission of the university is to offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, student development and continuing education; to conduct research and creative activities; and to provide services that enhance the intellectual, cultural, environmental and economic development of the metropolitan region.

The university also strives to address national and international issues in key areas, while establishing itself as a major presence and contributing to the global community.


Orange County Government

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Orange County Government proudly supports the Institute for Economic Competitiveness. The establishment of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness was the cornerstone of an Orange County economic stimulus package (2003).