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Coggin College of Business Centers

Welcome to Coggin College Business Centers. These business & research centers play a part in our faculties research and help support the local Jacksonville community with important economic, educational and business data.

Bank of America Institute

The Bank of America Institute was created to furnish research and information regarding the integration, management, and deployment of technology to the financial services industry. The institute was made possible by a contribution from Bank of America, one of the Nation's largest financial services companies. It occupies a link between the Coggin College of Business and the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. This link fosters interdisciplinary research by focusing faculty and student expertise from both colleges upon management and information technology issues relevant to the financial services industry.

Center for International Business Studies (CIBS)

The Center for International Business Studies (CIBS) is the research arm of the International Business Flagship Program at the Coggin College of Business. CIBS pursues academic and research activities that enhance and enrich the International Business Program. These activities include research conferences, visiting faculty members, seminars, and other research activities that foster the interaction of our faculty members and students with their colleagues at our partner universities. CIBS promotes research in International Business for every discipline in the Coggin College of Business as well as interaction with the Business Community of Northeast Florida.

Local Economic Indicator Project (LEIP)

The Local Economic Indicator Project (LEIP) collects first run data for four macroeconomic variables for the Jacksonville MSA. These data allow LEIP to analyze price changes in order to measure CPI inflation, adjust unemployment rates for seasonality, report stock price changes, and produce an index of leading indicators. In addition, the LEIP website (www.leipjax.org) provides a quarterly newsletter called the LEIPLINE that provides monthly forecasts, and economic and business data web sources for the local Jacksonville area, the State of Florida, the United States, and the world.

The Paper Institute (PAPER)

The Paper And Plastics Education Research (PAPER) Institute's mission is to encourage and support the University of North Florida Coggin College of Business faculty in their research, education, and development endeavors that integrate academic pursuits relevant to the National Paper Trade Alliance (NPTA) and its membership.

Research Center in Economics and Geographic Information Systems

The Research Center in Economics and Geographical Information Systems is dedicated to providing high quality economic and geographic analysis to help businesses and government agencies in Northeast Florida improve their economic planning and forecasting. Its primary mission is to:

  • Develop and create institutional relationships with the local community
  • Foster community related research projects by providing an active link between the faculty research interests and community needs
  • Conduct economic and geography related projects that are important to the Northeast Florida region
  • Disseminate research results at the local, state and national levels

Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at UNF

The FSBDC at UNF assists potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information they need to start, grow, and profit. The FSBDC at UNF serves 18 counties from offices in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Yulee, Live Oak, Palatka, Crystal River and Ocala and is part of the Florida SBDC Network and America's Small Business Development Centers.