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Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)  [78]

Persistent link to this collection: https://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. 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 Current and 10-Year Projections of Biofuels Production in Canada

Haynes, Monica; Grensing, Gina Chiodi; Brand, Nathan; Thorsgard, Haakan (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2021-01-15)
Advanced Biofuels Canada, a national industry association established to promote the production and use of advanced biofuels, contracted with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the University of Minnesota ...

Economic Feasibility of Mass Timer Manufacturing in Minnesota

Haynes, Monica; Grensing, Gina Chiodi; Hansen, Elaine; Brand, Nathan; Ecklund, Hattie; Hook, Alexander; Sirjord, KeKe; Stein, Alec (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2019-03-06)
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics was contacted by Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) to study the market and ...

Duluth Bethel Program Evaluation

Haynes, Monica; Grensing, Gina Chiodi; Dauner, Kim; Brand, Nathan; Olafson, Tommy; Badger, Megan; Hockert, Matthew (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2019-10-16)
The Duluth Bethel (Bethel) is a private non-profit 501c(3) organization that provides community corrections and inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency services to individuals in Duluth and the surrounding region. ...

Economic Impact of the Hermantown Amateur Hockey Association on Duluth, Hermantown, and Proctor, Minnesota

Haynes, Monica; Grensing, Gina Chiodi; Brand, Nathan; Hockert, Matthew; Badger, Megan (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2020-01-17)
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics was contacted by HAHA to estimate the economic impacts of Hermantown hockey on the study ...

Economic Impacts of the Tourism Industry in Duluth

Haynes, Monica; Grensing, Gina Chiodi; Brand, Nathan; Hockert, Matthew (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2020-03-25)
The UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics’ research bureau, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER), was asked to study and estimate the economic impact of the tourism industry in Duluth. The study area ...

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