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.

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Services

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Intellectual Property Analysis

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Intellectual Property (IP) and the talent that generates it are truly among your region’s most valuable assets.  By identifying and building on those IP assets, a region enhances its competitiveness and overall economic development potential.  Since IP activities – research, publication, patents and grants – are not tangible assets, many communities overlook their potential in driving economic growth.  Failure to both identify and protect your area’s IP activities and talent may result in loss of business to other regions.

CEAD in conjunction with Super-h Index has designed a platform to analyze the IP landscape by region and topic.  We collect data on intellectual property activity, bring it together, synthesize and deliver it so you can use it to drive decision-making.  The data give you valuable insight on the IP landscape --patents, grants and academic publications.  It provides you the power to explore the IP landscape in your region and those of your competitors – here and abroad. 

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Benefits

  • Reliable IP cluster definitions
  • Current data and analysis- charts, maps, data tables, calculations, and rankings in real-time
  • Analyze number and size of clustersAccess to competitive intelligence
  • Benchmarks across regions and time
  • Customizable regions and clusters to tighten focus
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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.

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Resources

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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)

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Contact Us

Janet Harrah

Janet Harrah
Senior Director
(859) 392-2412
harrahj1@nku.edu
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Haile/US Bank Student Fellows

Working at CEAD provides students the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world applications. Students are responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of databases, economic models and other economic development related analysis tools for the Greater Cincinnati region. The Haile/US Bank Foundation provides financial support for our student workers.