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Nebraska Business Survey Report for August

Nebraska Business Survey The August business survey from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research is now available.

Nebraska Business Forecast Council Long Range Forecast

Nebraska State After shaking off its winter doldrums, the U.S. economy has begun to accelerate, and can expect to experience strong growth through the remainder of 2014....

BBR Monthly Economic Indicator Reports Initiative

The Bureau of Business Research has launched a monthly initiative through our Leading Economic Indicator reports to measure and project the condition of the Nebraska economy.

View the July Leading Economic Indicator Reports

Alternative Funding Mechanisms for State Transportation Systems in Predominantly Rural States

Alternative Funding Mechanisms 
                 for State Transportation Systems 
                    in Predominantly Rural States The MATC project final report 'Alternative Funding Mechanisms for State Transportation Systems in Predominantly Rural States' is now available for download.

Researchers:
Principal Investigator: John Anderson
Co-Principal Investigator: Eric Thompson

The Economic and Tax Revenue Impact of Coal Industry Activity in Nebraska

Coal Industry Activity in Nebraska The BBR has released its final report on the economic and tax revenue impact of coal industry activity in Nebraska.

BBR Tax Modernization Study for Nebraska

Tax Modernization UNL economists Dr. Eric Thompson and Dr. John Anderson have released a final report on a recent tax modernization study prepared for the Lincoln and Omaha chambers of commerce. The findings call for changes to the state's tax system.

Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development Reports

Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development The Bureau of Business Research prepares quarterly reports to gauge economic development for the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development.

View the 2013 3rd Quarter Report

BBR In the News

Dip in Nebraska economic index doesn't reflect outlook

Nebraska indicator still suggests moderate growth

Study: Coal production is asset

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The BBR conducts both contract and sponsored research on the economy of Nebraska and its communities including:

In addition, the BBR also competes for research funding from federal government agencies and private foundations from around the nation. The BBR further contributes to the academic mission of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln through scholarly publication and the education of students.

About the BBR

The Bureau of Business Research (BBR) is an applied economic and business research entity of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Located in the Department of Economics, the BBR exists to accomplish two primary purposes. First, it provides relevant information and insightful data on economic conditions, in Nebraska, the Great Plains, and the nation as a general service to individuals and businesses in the state. Second, the BBR provides economists with practical opportunities to conduct applied economic research and trains students of economics and business in the conduct of applied research on timely economic and business topics. The BBR regularly publishes reports summarizing its sponsored research studies and also publishes outlooks and analyses in the newsletter The Nebraska Economy.