In the News

The BBER is often contacted by various media for insight into economic activity in our city, region, state, and sometimes the nation.  Our past research and reports are cited frequently.  You can access articles and information below. 

BBER study suggesting cruise ship industry’s significant economic impacts referenced in story about Duluth’s record-setting Great Lakes cruise season. MPR (September 2022)

Monica Haynes, Director of BBER and adjunct professor of Economics at UMD, spoke with WCCO about the recent study on MN missing out on THC tax revenue. CBS (September 2022)

UMD Study shows Minnesota missing out on millions in tax revenue by not taxing THC products. StarTrib, Pioneer PressThe Olympian (September 2022)

Monica Haynes quoted on labor market and unions in Duluth News Tribune article Duluth leaders bullish on future of labor movement (September 2022)

BBER study shows economic impact of Enbridge Line 3 replacement project– Business Wire, Kare11, Business North, and many more (July 2022)

Iron Range gladdened by reports Biden won’t drop tariffs on Chinese steel Minnpost (July 2022)

Study finds UMD contributed $581 million to region’s economy in 2019-2020– Duluth News Tribune, Fox 21 (April 2022)

Twin Ports drivers feel financial pain at pumps. Monica Haynes, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, interviewed about rising gas prices– CBS 3, Fox 21 (March 2022)

Freeway fighter: A vision to replace I-35 in Duluth gains momentum. Monica Haynes, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, interviewed about the Bureau’s upcoming study on the economic impact of converting I-35– Minnesota Public Radio (January 2022)

Monica Haynes, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, writes “Duluth Economic Experts View: Communities willing to innovate can thrive in 2022” for the Duluth News Tribune (December 2021)

Monica Haynes from UMD's Bureau of Business and Economic Research talks about the benefits of shopping locally this holiday season on PBS 8’s Almanac North. (December 2021)

Climate pioneers flee fire, heat for famously frigid Duluth. Monica Haynes, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, and Christina Welch, a senior food service worker interviewed. Kim Dauner, an associate professor in the Labovitz School of Business and Economics, is mentioned– E & E News (November 2021)

Monica Haynes, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, on Almanac North discussing the Bureau’s study on the economic impact of cruise ships docking in Duluth. (October 2021)

Cruise industry could boost UMD’s economy. Fox 21 spoke about a report published by UMD’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research and interviewed director Monica Haynes. The Star Tribune and Duluth News Tribune also covered the report. (October 2021)

Duluth group pitches I-35 removal in Finance & Commerce. Monica Haynes interviewed. (September 2021)