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Center for Strategic Economic Research (CSER):

Center for Strategic Economic Research (CSER)


The Center for Strategic Economic Research (CSER) is an economic research and consulting group specializing in applied research and strategy development in the regional economics and economic development fields. The organization has been engaged in regional economic research activities for over 30 years and is actively involved in economic development initiatives through its longstanding relationships with various economic development entities. CSER provides a full range of objective economic and demographic research services to government entities, businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions throughout the country. Public and private sector clients look to CSER's unique research expertise to help them make informed decisions through the strategic application of objective economic analysis and expert guidance. Every project is successfully completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with the highest quality standards.


CSER has been engaged in regional economic research activities for over 30 years. The organization’s distinctive history and structure combines economic development practice with the credibility and academic expertise of a higher education institution with an applied research focus. Originally, the organization was structured as a research institute affiliated with California State University, Sacramento, known as the Real Estate and Land Use Institute (RELUI), and later as the Sacramento Regional Research Institute (SRRI) in conjunction with the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO). CSER is currently structured as an independent nationally-scoped research center affiliated SACTO, one of only 31 Accredited Economic Development Organizations by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). CSER is also the exclusive research partner of the California Association of Local Economic Development (CALED)-managed California Academy for Economic Development, which focuses on training, education, and research in the field of economic development.