About Us


The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) is a Web site providing centrally located economic, demographic and labor force information for West Central Texas. The site is maintained by the College of Business Administration at Abilene Christian University.

West Central Texas is a 19-county, mostly rural region in western Texas with a population of approximately 300,000. Abilene (pop. 117,000) is the region's largest city.

We appreciate receiving grants from the Development Corporation of Abilene, the Workforce Development Board of West Central Texas, and Abilene Christian University to maintain CBER.

The Center has been assisted by residents throughout west Texas, with Web site assistance from Justin Howland, Garret Hamby, Forrest Oswald, Kelly Hasseltine, Jeremiah Glover, Jennifer King, Savannah Slagel, and Samuel Palomares. For more information on CBER, contact:

Dr. Monty L. Lynn
WW Caruth Chair of Management
College of Business Administration
ACU Box 29325, Abilene, TX 79699
(325) 674-2593 / cber@acu.edu