Center For Business and Economic Services
University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL 35470
The Center for Business and Economic Services (CBES) was endowed in late 2010 by a major gift to The University of West Alabama by the Alabama Power Foundation. Located in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt, one of the nation’s poorest regions, the center’s mission is twofold: to provide economic development services and to provide training and other direct services to support the business and industry community.
The center provides a host of economic development services to the Black Belt Region. CBES develops and prepares economic and community development asset evaluations for communities, as well as numerous other planning tools.