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Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)  [70]

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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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Economic Impact of Ferrous and Nonferrous Mining on Minnesota and the Arrowhead Region with Douglas County, Wisconsin

Haynes, Monica; Chiodi Grensing, Gina; Badger, Megan; Brand, Nathan; Hockert, Matthew; Thorsgard, Haakan (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2020-06)
The UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics’ research bureau, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER), was contacted by the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota and Mining Minnesota to study and estimate ...

A Strategy for Economic Redevelopment

Peterson, Jerrold M (University of Minnesota Duluth, 1988)

Macroeconomic Model of the Soviet Economy (in the Middle of 1980s and in the Early of 1990s)

Akulov, Vladimir; Peterson, Jerrold M (University of Minnesota Duluth, 1992)
Lately interest in the Soviet Economy has grown. This interest is in part due to the processes proceeding in the country towards the use of markets. The actual disintegration of the USSR as a unitary superpower can't help ...

Tourism Research Inventory

Steinnes, Donald N (University of Minnesota Duluth, 1988)

Under, Over, and Mismatched Skills Employment in Northeast Minnesota

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 ...

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