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The Center for Economic Analysis and Development engages in economic analysis and business research, conducting high quality, objective research on issues related to the current and future economic well-being of businesses and communities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  CEAD collects, analyzes, and disseminates business, economic, and demographic data providing timely information on current and future trends. Specific activities include, but are not limited to, regional economic and industry forecasts; workforce projections; industrial surveys (employment/technology needs); population projections; cost-benefit studies; basic data collection; and basic demographic research.




Marketing Your Region's Brain Trust

Access the PowerPoint presentation from the webinar, Marketing Your Region's Brain Trust (click for link), hosted by Dr. Stephanie Hughes and Janet Harrah of NKU on June 29, 2017.


CEAD In the News

February 5, 2019: 
Northern Kentucky University Director Receives Award (AUBER Newsletter)

January 29, 2019: Cincinnati added tens of thousands of jobs last year (Cincinnati Business Courier)

January 16, 2019: Here’s how much the federal government shutdown is impacting Greater Cincinnati (Cincinnati Business Courier)

December 19, 2018: NKU welcomes interim dean Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer (Cincinnati Enquirer)

December 3, 2018: Fort Thomas Resident Awarded NKY Community Award (Fort Thomas Matters)

November 15, 2018: NKY Chamber Awards NKY Community Award to Janet Harrah (The Lane Report)

November 13, 2018: NKY Chamber Awards NKY Community Award to Janet Harrah (The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce)

October 10, 2018: Ambassadors from Canada and U.S. launch town hall meetings to allay USMCA fears (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

October 10, 2018: The House talks trade in Kentucky (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

October 1, 2018: Low-wage myth, how the economy benefits from e-commerce growth (WCPO)

October 1, 2018: General economic conditions (BusinessWise)

September 27, 2018: Here’s why Greater Cincinnati lost jobs (Cincinnati Business Courier)

September 26, 2018: How do IRBs work and why use them (Channel 5 News)

September 20, 2018Distribution and e-commerce Cincinnati MSA (BusinessWise)

September 17, 2018: Covington Economic Development Department free workshops link businesses to expertise (NKY Tribune)

August 27, 2018: How Greater Cincinnati companies posted the year's fastest job growth (Cincinnati Business Courier)


Contact Us

Janet Harrah

Janet Harrah
Senior Director
(859) 392-2412