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Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)
Persistent link to this collection: http://hdl.handle.net/11299/203076
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) is a 50+-year-old research entity of UMD’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics.
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.
Skurla, James A; Lichty, Richard W; O'Brien, Maureen; McTavish, Donald; Jacobson, Jean; Malik, Nitya; Williams, Joshua; Almquist-Minko, Vickie (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2005)
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 ...