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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.


Recent publications and presentations


BBER releases study on New Mexico's "creative economy"

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, August 13, 2014 >>

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>>

UNM-GPS 2012 population estimates for New Mexico

In order to provide more accurate population figures for our state, the Geospatial & Population Studies group produces annual population estimates as an alternative to estimates from the Census Bureau. The 2012 release includes estimated population for the state and each county, and also by census tract.

Population Estimates and Projections web page >>

The outlook for New Mexico's economy in 2014

BBER's Lee Reynis gave this overview and forecast for the state's economy at the 9th annual UNM Economic Outlook Conference.

Slide presentation, January 16, 2014 >>


BBER is hiring students

BBER is looking for good student employees to help us in our work.

More information >>

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