The National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC) is an interdisciplinary center that provides an intellectual hub for promoting research and scholarship aimed at addressing complex social and economic issues in the state, region, nation, and world. nSPARC formulates and implements big data, big picture solutions for a wide variety of constituencies including state, federal, private and international entities and programs. The center conducts projects around signature areas of distinction that draw from multiple fields of inquiry and is internationally recognized for its approach to strategic planning and aligning resources and interests across stakeholders.