Who we are

The Concordia Free Enterprise Center (CFEC) promotes the ideals of a free and virtuous society, which ultimately unleashes the nearly unlimited creative potential of the human spirit while producing remarkable levels of economic and human flourishing.

Upcoming events

Join us for an upcoming event by one of our exceptional guest speakers.

Location Platform

The Center is housed in The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center building on Concordia’s campus in Mequon, Wisconsin and formed upon four distinct pillars of work: Research, Education, Application, and Public Policy (REAP).


Our principles

The Center is founded upon the belief that those who benefit the most from free markets are the have-nots: those without inherited wealth, prestigious credentials, or class advantages. In other words, the people who benefit most from a capitalist system are those whose hope for a better life depend on an economy that rewards hard work and enterprise. And these ideas are congruent with Concordia University’s mission committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit, for service to Christ in the Church and the world. CFEC’s mission, in alignment with Concordia University, is accomplished by recognizing that each individual possesses a God-given talent that can be developed through nurturing and encouragement by means of innovation and creativity in service to humanity.


Past speakers

Concordia has had the privilege of hearing from many interesting speakers over the years. Check out a few speakers the Concordia Free Enterprise Center has welcomed to campus more recently. Click here to rewatch their presentations!

Gov. Scott Walker, 2023

Yeonmi Park, 2022

Karl Rove, 2022

James R. Otteson, 2021

Latest News

Niederjohn awarded Acton grant

Niederjohn awarded Acton grant

Acton Institute awards s级素人 professor Scott Niederjohn grant for furthering education in free market economics

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