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2023-2024 University Catalog
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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.

Local Economic Indicator Project (LEIP)

The Local Economic Indicator Project (LEIP) collects first run data for key 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, and produce an index of leading indicators. LEIP monitors economic and business data for the local Jacksonville area, the State of Florida, the United States, and the world. Contact: Dr. Albert Loh - Director;

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 geospatial 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 Florida SBDC at UNF assists potential and existing business owners by providing the no-cost consulting, low-cost training and information they need to start, grow, and succeed. The Florida SBDC at UNF serves 18 counties from offices in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Yulee, Live Oak, Palatka, and Ocala and is part of the Florida SBDC Network and America's Small Business Development Centers.