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MTSU Impact study2022 MTSU Economic Impact on Tennessee

MTSU is responsible for more than $1.42 billion and almost 11,500 jobs in Tennessee in 2021, according to a recent study by the Business and Economic Research Center. The BERC study found the university is Murfreesboro’s second largest employer with 2,270 local jobs and generates $143.6 million in local, state and federal tax revenue, according to an MTSU news release, an increase of 63% from five years ago.

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Middle Tennessee 2023 Industrial Wage & Benefit Survey

Wage and Benefit 2023Coming February 2023!  The Business and Economic Research Center (BERC) at Middle Tennessee State University is conducting a 40-county wage and benefit survey, primarily of manufacturing and distribution companies, in Middle Tennessee between February 1 and March 15, 2023.  Read more.

2023 Survey Resources


Global Commerce Reports


Global Commerce header graphicTennessee Trade Report - Q2 2022: The second quarter of the year was a strong one for Tennessee exporters. Exports rose to $9.848 billion, a 17.3 percent increase from the second quarter of last year. This was the 23rd best performance among the 50 states, as nationally exports rose 22.1 percent.  Read more.


Health Care Industry Nashville MSA 2019: Trends, Scope, and Impact on the Regional Economy

NHCC imageNashville’s health care ecosystem represents a $66.893 billion industry annually, according to the results of a new economic impact study released today by the Nashville Health Care Council, in collaboration with Dr. Murat Arik and the Business and Economic Research Center at MTSU.

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