Other Regional Studies
Regions are organizational constructs defined for convenience as areas that share common features. These can be geographic features such as climate or landscape, social features such as language and culture, or other features that distinguish neighboring areas from each other. Owing to the scope of concerted action and participation possible at the regional level, adopting a regional focus is increasingly important to improving economic, environmental, political, and social welfare. In response to this importance the Center for Business and Policy Research (CBPR) conducts regional analyses on a variety of issues ranging from local innovation systems and business ecosystems to commuting dynamics and workforce development.