The Center for Growth and Opportunity

The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University explores the scientific foundations of the interaction between individuals, business, and government to improve well-being for individuals and society. Our focus is on producing research and impactful learning experiences that allow us to understand and share knowledge on the factors that increase economic growth and individual opportunity.

As a university-based center, we strive to:

  • enable students to develop lives of meaning and contribution
  • advance the scientific foundations of academic conversation
  • develop solutions to real-world problems through applied research
  • facilitate a national community of scholars and students engaged in a republic of science
  • Research

    We produce and disseminate academic publications and applied research that reflect our commitment to engage and collaborate with academics to advance the scholarly dialogue in areas critical to the Center’s vision.


    We design and deliver learning experiences for students and scholars that include reading groups, student research fellowships, graduate student fellowships, visiting scholars, conferences, workshops, and seminars.

    The Center for Growth and Opportunity is located on Utah State University’s Logan campus within the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.