A Strong Regional Economy Deserves Strong Regional Research
Tracking trends, interpreting impact, and forecasting the future.
The Regional Economic Research Institute (RERI) studies the regional and state economy, conducts on-demand economic impact and other analyses of issues pertaining to Southwest Florida, and applies economic theory to research and forecasting in its many regular and occasional publications. The RERI partners with the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council and assists area economic development organizations and chambers of commerce. It works closely with the Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Lucas Institute for Real Estate Development and Finance, and the Small Business Development Center, all of which are housed in the Lutgert College of Business at FGCU.