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Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)  [66]

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The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) is a 50+-year-old research entity of UMD’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics. The BBER

  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates information regarding the economy of Duluth, Northeast Minnesota, the State of Minnesota, Northwest Wisconsin and beyond for public and private regional, state, and federal constituencies
  • Provides specific research to identify economic problems and opportunities
  • Acts as a catalyst to generate research from faculty, staff, and students within LSBE
  • Provides students with hands-on, real-world skills of conducting economic and business research and working directly with businesses
  • Provides unbiased data and analysis concerning the economic viability of building, expanding, relocating, downsizing, and/or eliminating businesses, especially industry-specific businesses, such as forestry, mining, and energy.
  • Contributes to strategic thinking about research data (forecasting, communicating, responding, developing)
The BBER is funded by a special appropriation of the Minnesota Legislature, private contracts, and research grants.

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Under, Over, and Mismatched Skills Employment in Northeast Minnesota

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This survey project collected data from households in seven counties of Northeast Minnesota, Crow Wing County, and the Port Cities of Duluth and Superior, WI, in order to study the current labor force and report on workers ...

Comparing the Flights of Elderly Seasonal Migrants: Arizona "Sunbirds" vs. Minnesota "Snowbirds"

Hogan, Timothy D; Steinnes, Donald N (University of Minnesota Duluth, 1993)

West End Market Analysis

Peterson, Jerrold M; Batkins, Don; Huch, Ronald; Steinnes, Donald N (University of Minnesota Duluth, 1980)

Duluth Retail Market Analysis

Peterson, Jerrold M; Charnes, John M (University of Minnesota Duluth, 1983)

Analyzing Housing Demand in Northeast Minnesota and Duluth: Three Scenarios

Lichty, Richard W; Flannery, Barbara (University of Minnesota Duluth, 1987)

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