Bureau of Business and Economic Research

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) 

  • Collects, analyzes, and disseminates economic information
  • Provides research to identify economic problems and opportunities
  • Delivers unbiased data and analysis concerning economic viability
  • Spurs research initiatives at the Labovitz School of Business and Economics 
  • Imparts hands-on, real-world research skills to students
  • Contributes to strategic thinking about research data 

Funded by a special appropriation of the Minnesota Legislature, private contracts, and research grants, the BBER is actively involved in a number of current projects. 

Recent Blog Posts

The BBER’s July 2021 study examined three possible growth scenarios for the cruise industry in Duluth.

The BBER calculates the local inflation rate using the average price of a cheeseburger and French fries in Duluth.

Common misconceptions about the unemployment ratedispelled.

Contact Us
Bureau of Business and Economic Research

330R and 330T LSBE
1318 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
United States