The Fiscal and Economic Research Center

The Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) provides research services for area businesses, not-for-profits organizations, and government entities including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Economic analysis
  • Land-use planning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis
  • Market research, marketing strategy and planning
  • Statistical analysis
  • Simulation analysis
  • Ecological and biological analysis
  • Government and public policy analysis
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic forecasting and business development


The Fiscal and Economic Research Center meets the strategic goals of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the College of Business and Economics through its focus on regional engagement as well as improving programs and learning through students hands-on training in the field of economics.

FERC is a self-sustaining center that is supported by fees generated by individual projects and grants.