The Business Research Center employs experienced researchers who undertake industry and economic development research projects. The operations of the center are overseen by the Southeast Louisiana Business Center.




Dr. Chris Coombs

Phone: 985-549-3167

Chris Coombs joined the Business Research Center in 2023 after providing public service in higher education for more than 15 years as a professor of economics. With fields in labor and health economics, Dr. Coombs has published articles in journals and proceedings, and chapters in books on many public policy issues, with an emphasis on applied research.

As a public servant, Chris is very excited to join the Southeast Louisiana Business Center and provide research assistance to the Florida Parish community. Serving the state for more than 20 years, he hardly ever misses a question on any of the quizzes in the State of Louisiana mandatory training modules.