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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.

17th Annual New Mexico Data Users Conference

Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 7:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. at CNM Workforce Training Center 5600 Eagle Rock Ave, Albuquerque, NM 87113.

Details forthcoming

Recent publications and presentations

Economic Impacts of the UNM Health Sciences Center on the New Mexico Economy

This report describes the impacts, in terms of jobs, income, economic output and taxes, of UNM HSC on the State economy.

Download the PDF report >>

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 >>

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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