Jeff Mitchel worked at BBER from 2003 to 2021. He served as BBER’s Director from 2014 to 2020. As Director, he oversees BBER’s research activities and information services, advises public and private organizations and works closely with the media.
The focus of Jeff’s research is community and regional economic development in New Mexico, with emphasis on the creative economy, community revitalization, housing, internet access, strategic planning and the use of data in public policymaking. Jeff also directed BBER’s quarterly economic forecasting service.
Prior to joining BBER, Jeff was on the faculties of Clark University in Massachusetts, New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico and has published in various scholarly journals.
He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Clark University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Venezuela, and an international economist with Chase Econometrics and a project manager for a nonprofit organization promoting alternative energy development.