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Welcome to the Bureau of Business and Economic Research

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the University of New Mexico is committed to contributing to the understanding of economic and demographic issues in New Mexico by collecting and disseminating information, providing technical expertise, and analyzing and conducting applied research for a diverse constituency including community organizations, businesses, labor unions, government officials, academia, students and others. Through these efforts, BBER will further the public service and educational missions of the University of New Mexico and contribute to the economic well-being of New Mexico residents.

News & events

Check here regularly for information about the latest socioeconomic and demographic research.

10th Annual Economic Outlook Conference

The 10th Annual Economic Outlook conference is a morning devoted to the very latest information concerning the United States and New Mexico economies. The director of BBER, Jeffrey Mitchell will be one of the featured speakers

Off-site link for registration >>


Recent publications and presentations


New Mexico's Creative Economy Report

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs commissioned BBER to study the role of arts and cultural industries in New Mexico's economy. The resulting report, Building on the Past, Facing the Future: Renewing the Creative Economy of New Mexico, reviews the economic impact of those creative industries, discusses the challenges and opportunities, and concludes with policy recommendations.

Download the PDF report >>

Slide presentation of findings, Dec 17, 2014 >>


Employment Forecast for Santa Fe County and Santa Fe County Service Areas: 2015 to 2030

Santa Fe County Growth Management Department requested BBER to do a detailed study on historical employment and forecast employment for Santa Fe County.

Part 1: Historical Santa Fe County Employment >>
Part 2: Santa Fe County Employment Forecast >>

PRESENTATIONS - Annual Data Users Conference November 13, 2014 >>

Thanks to all the presenters and attendees for a great Conference. The Data Bank at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research along with The Albuquerque Small Business Development Center had the Sixteenth Annual Data Users Conference on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Central New Mexico Community College Workforce Training Center.

For Presentations >>

Mid-May 2014 Apartment Survey

BBER has completed its annual survey of apartment unit counts, vacancy rates, and rents in New Mexico communities. This research is done to provide current market information for the NM Mortgage Finance Authority.

August 2014 PDF report>>

STC.UNM and the impact of start-up companies

STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico's technology transfer and economic development organization, asked BBER to conduct a study of the economic impact of start-up companies using STC technologies on the economy. This report updates similar analyses done in 2004 and 2011.

June 2014 PDF report>>


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