Bureau of Business & Economic Research

Bureau of Business & Economic Research New Mexico's Economic Experts The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) is the recognized expert in providing socioeconomic data and forecasting in New Mexico.

With more than 70 years of experience, BBER’s research team provides data and forecasting services to the New Mexico State Legislature, government agencies at the state and local level, private business and nonprofit organizations. BBER’s services and research help government agencies, business leaders, and non-profit organizations to understand, forecast and identify trends and changing economic markets across the state of New Mexico.

Operating as usual

Our newest episode of Enchanting Economics in New Mexico is available on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts. We...
12/08/2020
Open For Business ABQ - Cumulus

Our newest episode of Enchanting Economics in New Mexico is available on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts. We talk with Cumulus Media Albuquerque's Jeff Berry about its Open For Business ABQ initiative. Support local!

If you are a small business or want to support local this holiday season, visit http://openforbusinessabq.com now! with -News Radio KKOB, 93.3 the Q, 923KRST, Magic 99.5, eD-FM, SportsRadio 610, 94.5 The Pit

https://youtu.be/qaB_PArE4R8 #EnchantingEconomicsNM

What Does Buy Local Mean? Local purchasing is a preference to buy locally produced goods and services over those produced farther away. It is very often abbreviated as a positive goal, "buy local"....

We've finished our research on the economic opportunities and challenges of uranium mine cleanup in New Mexico. Check ou...
12/04/2020
Uranium | Bureau of Business and Economic Research UNM

We've finished our research on the economic opportunities and challenges of uranium mine cleanup in New Mexico. Check out our finding at https://bber.unm.edu/uranium #newmexico #economicdevelopment #uranium #remediation

University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research (UNM BBER) is a primary source for economic, social and demographic data. Services include economic forecasting, economic and fiscal impact analysis, and technical expertise.

Photos of uranium sites and events taken by BBER staff at various locations in northwest New Mexico.Visit bber.unm.edu/u...
12/01/2020

Photos of uranium sites and events taken by BBER staff at various locations in northwest New Mexico.

Visit bber.unm.edu/uranium for more information on BBER's uranium remediation project.

Listen to our most recent episode of our podcast: Uranium Cleanup in New Mexico - Part 1. Multicultural Alliance for a S...
11/12/2020
Uranium Cleanup in New Mexico - Part 1 by Enchanting Economics in New Mexico • A podcast on Anchor

Listen to our most recent episode of our podcast: Uranium Cleanup in New Mexico - Part 1. Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) coordinator Susan Gordon explains the background of the study on uranium remediation in New Mexico.

BBER has been conducting a research project about uranium remediation in New Mexico for over year. They presented their findings to the state’s Indian Affairs Committee in October. Join Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) coordinator Susan Gordon as she explains all that went in t...

Looking for a way to help local businesses? How about volunteering to pack PPE for them?
11/11/2020

Looking for a way to help local businesses? How about volunteering to pack PPE for them?

Volunteer opportunity! We have pallets of PPE purchased from local vendors to distribute to local businesses with help from local business chambers, but we need help putting packages together. If you’re looking for a way to help during this pandemic, visit oneabqvolunteers.com to sign up for a shift.

CALLING ALL CENSUS DATA USERS! We have 8 free sessions at this year's NM Data Users Conference that relate to the census...
10/26/2020

CALLING ALL CENSUS DATA USERS! We have 8 free sessions at this year's NM Data Users Conference that relate to the census. Register now at https://bber.unm.edu/ducreg #NMDUC #CensusData #2020Census

Report: Uranium waste cleanup could spur new industry
10/26/2020
Report: Uranium waste cleanup could spur new industry

Report: Uranium waste cleanup could spur new industry

The 22-page report presented to a legislative panel last week was commissioned by the Legislature in 2019 to study the economic benefits of cleaning up long-standing uranium pollution primarily on

Don't forget we have a dashboard tracking COVID-19's impact on New Mexico's economy. Check out the PPP loans disbursed t...
10/22/2020

Don't forget we have a dashboard tracking COVID-19's impact on New Mexico's economy. Check out the PPP loans disbursed throughout the Land of Enchantment, active oil rig counts, unemployment insurance claims, Albuquerque Sunport passengers and hotel occupancy among others. #KnowledgeIsPower #NewMexicoTrue https://bber.unm.edu/covid19

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced its plan to stop all enumeration efforts by midnight on Thursday, October 15. This ...
10/14/2020

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced its plan to stop all enumeration efforts by midnight on Thursday, October 15. This announcement is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court suspension of the temporary injunction that had kept the count in the 2020 Census going.

According to the Census Bureau:

Internet self-response will be available through October 15 until 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (4:00 am Mountain Time on October 16).

Phone response will be available during regularly scheduled hours through October 15.

Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15.

Nonresponse Followup census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15.

There are now less than 48 hours for our friends, family and neighbors to stand up and be counted. The time is NOW.

Don't miss you last opportunity to get counted for your community! Visit https://my2020census.gov/ or call 844-330-2020 to get counted today!

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10/07/2020

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Today at 1 p.m. ET, don’t miss the Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, a chance for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and intellectual property professionals to learn about resources available to the Hispanic innovation community.

To learn more and register, visit: https://bit.ly/3cx2GQv.

#HispanicHeritageMonth

The newest episode of our podcast is available now. Check us out on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts. #enchant...
10/02/2020
October 2020 Census Update by Enchanting Economics in New Mexico • A podcast on Anchor

The newest episode of our podcast is available now. Check us out on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts. #enchantingeconomicsnm #2020nmduc #Census2020

UNM BBER Data Bank Manager Suzan Reagan checks in with an update on the deadlines for the 2020 Census and informs us of the latest count totals for New Mexico. Reagan is hosting the 22nd annual New Mexico Data Users Conference in November and describes what census experts will be on hand to educate....

Registration for our annual NM Data Users Conference is open and most importantly, FREE! Sign up for one or more session...
10/01/2020

Registration for our annual NM Data Users Conference is open and most importantly, FREE! Sign up for one or more sessions at https://bber.unm.edu/ducreg #2020NMDUC

New Mexico unemployment claims grow after steady drop
09/25/2020
New Mexico unemployment claims grow after steady drop

New Mexico unemployment claims grow after steady drop

The U.S. Department of Labor shows an increase in state jobless claims for the week ending Sept. 19, after regular claims had dropped for eight straight weeks.

Lujan Grisham wants longer census count if Biden wins
09/24/2020
Lujan Grisham wants longer census count if Biden wins

Lujan Grisham wants longer census count if Biden wins

While a federal judge is weighing whether the 2020 census count will end early, the governor said states may push for a special census enrollment period if the president loses

09/22/2020
The USPS Is Essential For New Mexicans

The latest episode of our Enchanting Economics podcast is available now! We talk with Ojo Sarco resident Carol Miller about what the US Postal Service means to rural towns. Spoiler alert: it means a lot! #EnchantingEconomicsNM

It's no secret that the USPS is experiencing financial difficulties. But can you imagine life without the post office? Rural communities are already losing t...

UNM Complete Count co-chair and UNM Race and Social Justice’s Dr. Nancy Lopez joins us as we head into the home stretch ...
09/01/2020
‎Enchanting Economics in New Mexico on Apple Podcasts

UNM Complete Count co-chair and UNM Race and Social Justice’s Dr. Nancy Lopez joins us as we head into the home stretch of the 2020 Census. We discuss future changes to the census, current problems and why the census is important for all New Mexicans! #2020Census #completecountnm #icountnm

‎Business · 2020

Our friends over at UNM Race and Social Justice are still running their 2020 Census raffle. Help New Mexico get a comple...
09/01/2020

Our friends over at UNM Race and Social Justice are still running their 2020 Census raffle. Help New Mexico get a complete count today!

We've had some reports of this happening, including to one of our employees. Please remember, if a census taker is knock...
08/31/2020
Getting a Census Taker Visit When You’ve Already Responded

We've had some reports of this happening, including to one of our employees. Please remember, if a census taker is knocking on your door, they are just trying to do what they were instructed to do. Please show kindness and understanding. Being rude or yelling at them helps no one.

Census takers are now visiting households across the nation that have not yet responded. Understandably, some households that have already responded have expressed confusion over why they too are being visited. These visits are part of our efforts to be absolutely sure that we count everyone. If you...

Listen to the newest episode of Enchanting Economics in New Mexico now. We chat with @newmexicostateuniversity retired e...
08/20/2020
Higher Education and the New Mexico Economy by Enchanting Economics in New Mexico • A podcast on Anchor

Listen to the newest episode of Enchanting Economics in New Mexico now. We chat with @newmexicostateuniversity retired econ prof Dr. Jim Peach about Higher Ed enrollment throughout NM and the related challenges our economy faces because of Covid-19. #enchantingeconomicsinNM #nmeducation #highered #covid19

Retired New Mexico State University professor Dr. Jim Peach chats with us about the status of higher education enrollment in the Land of Enchantment as well as the effects it has on our economy.

The last day to submit your self response is Sept. 30! #StopTheKnock #2020Census
08/19/2020

The last day to submit your self response is Sept. 30! #StopTheKnock #2020Census

“Continuing claims offer a more accurate and balanced account of the labor market, as it reflects not only persons seeki...
08/14/2020
Unemployment claims climb in New Mexico while dropping across nation

“Continuing claims offer a more accurate and balanced account of the labor market, as it reflects not only persons seeking unemployment insurance but also persons who have found work and are no longer receiving unemployment insurance,” said BBER Director Jeff Mitchell.

New Mexico is one of only three states prohibiting indoor dining at restaurants, and its 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors has discouraged tourism.

New claims for unemployment benefits in New Mexico fell 17.3 percent to 5,997 for the week ending Aug. 1, the lowest sin...
08/12/2020
Many unanswered questions for New Mexico on federal jobless aid

New claims for unemployment benefits in New Mexico fell 17.3 percent to 5,997 for the week ending Aug. 1, the lowest since July 4, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and state Department of Workforce Solutions.

According to an executive order, the federal government would supply $300 per week in extra unemployment benefits, with states required to contribute an additional $100 per week.

‪Good morning from FOR-UNM. #NewMexico #economics #Forecast ‬
08/07/2020

‪Good morning from FOR-UNM. #NewMexico #economics #Forecast ‬

#ShapeYourFuture, Rural New Mexico Respond Now to the #2020Census!” Ways to respond include online, by phone or if appli...
08/06/2020

#ShapeYourFuture, Rural New Mexico Respond Now to the #2020Census!” Ways to respond include online, by phone or if applicable, via the paper questionnaire with unique ID that was mailed or sent to your home.

In 2010 the entire state of #newmexico had a self-response rate of 60%. These are the counties with the lowest self-response rates in the #landofenchantment as of August 4.

Catron County, New Mexico, County of Mora, Lincoln County, New Mexico, Rio Arriba County, McKinley County Government, De Baca County/Fort Sumner, Harding County, Taos County, Cibola County Commission, Guadalupe County: How can we help get your residents counted?

LAST CALL for free admission to our New Mexico Economic Census data webinar tomorrow at 1 p.m. Register now! #newmexico ...
07/21/2020
NM Economic Census Data Webinar

LAST CALL for free admission to our New Mexico Economic Census data webinar tomorrow at 1 p.m. Register now! #newmexico #newmexicodata #economicdata

Learn about the Economic Census and how to access the data.

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With everyone staying home, fill out the 2020 Census. Easy to do and will help your state out with certain funding. Do it!
Highlighting former student employees: Ashley Leach is an Economist with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ Economic Research and Analysis Bureau (ER&A). She joined ER&A in 2009 and is the program lead for the bureau’s labor market research and outreach publications. Ashley also has experience in land use economics, with an emphasis in land use planning, which she gained while working in the private sector in California directly out of graduate school. Ashley earned her M.A. in Economics from The Ohio State University and her B.A. in Economics from The University of New Mexico.