Center for Economic Research and Education of Central California
The Center for Economic Research and Education of Central California (CERECC) is an ancillary unit of the Department of Economics at the California State University, Fresno. The Center provides economic analysis for local business, community groups, and policymakers, and provides educational material to local educators. Recent activity of the Center has focused on analysis of the labor market in the central San Joaquin Valley, the creation of an index of economic indicators and business survey, and providing workshops for educators.
Currently the Center is run by the Director for Research, Dr. Antonio Avalos. Research fellows of the Center are comprised of all faculty members in the Department of Economics, California State University, Fresno.
The mission of CERECC is to integrate and utilize the expertise of Department of Economics at the California State University, Fresno, on a broader regional basis. The Center’s goal is to enhance economic development in our region by pursuing a two-pronged approach—economic research and economic education. To realize this goal, the Center provides economic research in issues relevant to Central California, and provides extension services for local educators.