MCBER:  As an EDA University Center, MCBER is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration Technical Assistance Project and the School of Business at the University of Southern Maine.  In addition to this ongoing support, MCBER receives funding through grants and contracts from other public- and private-sector organizations.

We prepare and inspire current and future leaders and stimulate economic growth by providing qualitylearning opportunities, valuable research, and professional service, all in partnership with the business community.

Mission:  To provide high-quality applied research and technical assistance services to Maine's private- and public-sector organizations through the combined expertise of faculty, staff, and students from the School of Business, the Muskie School of Public Service, and other colleges and schools at the University of Southern Maine.

News & Events

Charlie Colgan
Dr. Charles Colgan, Associate Director of MCBER, spoke with MPBN Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz.
Charlie Colgan
Dr. Charles Colgan presented at the Fall Economic Outlook Conference in Boston
Charlie Colgan
Dr. Charles Colgan presented at the Oct. 30 conference MaineFocus: Solutions for Maine's Economy.

New Publications

"Building ARIMA and ARIMAX Models for Predicting Long-Term Disability Benefit Application Rates in the Public/Private Sectors"

Authored by MCBER staff and published by the Society of Actuaries Health Section, this report investigates two statistical approaches to forecasting long-term disability benefit claims.

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