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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.

Local Economic Indicator Project (LEIP)

The Local Economic Indicator Project (LEIP) collects economic and business data not only from the local Jacksonville area, but also data for the State of Florida, the United States, and the world. These data allow LEIP to analyze price changes in order to measure inflation, adjust unemployment rates for seasonality, report stock price changes, and produce an index of leading indicators.

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.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) assists potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information they need to start, grow, and profit. The SBDC at University of North Florida serves 18 counties from offices in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Ocala and is part of the Florida SBDC Network and the national Association of Small Business Development Centers.

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)

The University of North Florida’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is Jacksonville’s first equity-free, comprehensive business incubator. Early-stage and startup companies are provided the education, resources and support critical to their development. Jacksonville has a growing entrepreneurship ecosystem, and UNF and the Coggin College of Business are driving early-stage entrepreneurship efforts in our region. To maximize UNF’s potential impact and benefit to the Jacksonville and North Florida communities, UNF opened the Center for Entrepreneurship in downtown Jacksonville in 2019. 

Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics

The Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics is designed to be a world-leader in transportation and logistics research, education, and industry engagement. The mission and goal of the Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics is to be a world-leader in transportation and logistics research and education providing highly trained students for the global supply chain.