Pepperdine University’s Private Capital Markets Project and Graziadio School of Business and Management announced a national partnership with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. to develop research on the national economy and private capital access for small- and medium-sized businesses.

The first stage of the 2012 Economic Forecast will be released in the third week of January 2012. The second area of partnership between Pepperdine University and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. centers on the development of a new, monthly Private Capital Access (PCA) Index. This new index is designed to measure the demand for, activity, and health of the private capital markets, plus provide actionable data to these business owners not generally available in the past.