Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development

Who We Are

The Haas Center is a research and consulting arm of the University of West Florida that engages in applied research and strategy development in economics and across the social sciences. The Haas Center has played a prominent role in economic development efforts across the Northwest Florida Region and around the state for the past two decades.

Our staff is composed of economists, political scientists, industrial organizational psychologists, multi-media specialists and GIS analysts, as well as database and IT experts. The Haas Center staff’s extensive knowledge of regional and state economic and workforce issues allows us to engage in a wide variety of research projects, which include economic and tax impact studies, workforce development studies, industry cluster analyses, market and feasibility analyses, economic and demographic profiles, and custom database and analytics work.

Haas Center staff also work closely with regional economic development entities to provide data to cities, counties and states in efforts designed to attract business and industries to the region. We specialize in studies tailored to meet our clients' specific needs in a timely and cost effective manner, while adhering to the highest standards of excellence.

Our Services

  • Workforce Analytics
  • Industry Cluster Analysis
  • Economic and Tax Impact Studies
  • Market and Feasibility Analysis
  • Site Selection Information and Research
  • Demographic and Economic Profiles
  • Survey Research
  • Focus Groups
  • Custom Data Interfaces
  • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Analytics
  • Statistical Analysis