TROY is committed to offering detailed graduate and undergraduate programs that steer the next generation of economic developers toward a sophisticated understanding of global economics. The Center for International Business and Economic Development (CIBED)—an education, research and outreach division of the Sorrell College of Business—has consistently and superbly lived up to its motto: “Global Reach with a Local Hand.”

CIBED's mission is to provide hands-on, applied economic development assistance through research and specialized technical support to public and private economic development entities. The CIBED uses the immediate service area of Southeast Alabama as the economic development laboratory to focus our applied research, outreach and education functions.

CIBED acts as a link between education and commerce. TROY’s experienced staff provides key support services and customized training to existing and potential businesses, to create professional development opportunities, strengthen community relations and enhance economic growth.  It serves as the mechanism to extract economic development benefits throughout the global infrastructure of Troy University and deliver them to businesses and governmental agencies throughout the State of Alabama. The CIBED has formalized this position by establishing offices on all of the campus sites in Alabama.

In the 21 century, Alabama’s greatest wealth is found in its people. The economy is increasingly knowledge-driven, and TROY alumni have the advanced educational foundation necessary to make a significant impact. Equipped with an international network and a global perspective, our graduates help ensure TROY’s reach beyond the classroom.

To learn more, visit the Center for International Business and Economic Development.

To learn more about the college, visit the Sorrell College of Business website.