Association for University
Business and Economic Research

A national association of regional
economic research centers

Columbus State University


Turner College of Business
4225 University Ave
Synovus Center, Rm 351
Columbus, Georgia 31907

Phone: 706-569-4650
Fax: 706-568-2184



The Butler Center is dedicated to implementing the Turner College of Business and Technology mission by deploying our intellectual capital and engaging with the community. The Butler Center’s main goal is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the Columbus Area and inform public policy and business decision-making. The Center has been an invaluable resource for businesses, non-profit organizations, local governments, and the Chamber of Commerce to find opportunities, bring new business and investment to the area, make effective data-driven decisions, and optimize returns on public spending for the workforce and economic development. The Butler Center’s comprehensive economic impact study has played a vital role in helping the city of Columbus bring professional baseball back to the Chattahoochee Valley in a $300 million economic development project. In promoting economic sustainability, the Butler Center has helped prospective businesses in the Columbus area make critical business decisions by providing objective and thorough economic studies.


  • Fady Mansour, Director


  • Economic Impact
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Firm Specific Studies other than Feasibility Studies
  • Population/Demographic Analysis, Projection, Estimates
  • Public Policy Research
  • Public Sector Revenue Forecasts
  • Survey Research
  • Market Research
  • Economic Modeling/Forecasting
  • Economic Outlook

Butler Center for Research and Economic Development