Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains

Our vision: to develop a world-class research centre that contributes to economic and business systems research and improves quality of life in regional Australia and beyond.

The Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains (CRESC) combines the expertise of our university’s leading researchers in issues focused on the development and enhancement of economic systems, regional workforce development, and supply and value chains vital to regional and rural areas.  Our research leaders and team members work with a broad range of industry and research partners, State and local governments, and business and community organisations to generate new information and understanding about developing and managing resources for the most beneficial regional outcomes, the need to protect natural resources, the importance of human capital and entrepreneurial thinking in regional communities, new economic base development and improving supply chains within and outside regional Australia. The Centre also offers the opportunity to consolidate and grow existing research activities that have been conducted across the international community, particularly in the UK, Europe, USA, NZ, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, South and South-east Asia. 

Our work is achieved under three major research themes/program areas:

  • Regional and Rural Economies
  • Supply and Value Chains
  • Regional Futures
  • Regional Workforce Development

Contact Us

Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains

CQUniversity, Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton  QLD  4702

Professor Delwar Akbar - Director, CRESC

P +61 07 4923 2316

E d.akbar@cqu.edu.au

CRESC Enquiries

E cresc@cqu.edu.au

CRESC People

The Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains (CRESC) is proud to include over 50 researchers and RHD students within our Centre membership. 

Our Centre includes Full, Associate and Affiliate members. 

Through our extensive membership base, CRESC offers research expertise and academic excellence across our three key research theme areas: 

  • Regional and Rural Economies 
  • Tourism Development 
  • Supply and Value Chains 

CRESC welcomes expressions of interest in membership – see our Membership page for further information.