News and Events

News and Events

The Bureau of Business Research is regularly featured and quoted in national and local Nebraska news media with regards to the economic data produced by the BBR research efforts.

Below are recent stories that have highlighted BBR research.

Media Contacts

Irwin-Gish, Sheri
Executive Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations
Thompson, Eric
Karl H. Nelson Professor of Economics, Director of the Bureau of Business Research
Report: Nebraska's Economic Growth Expected to Slow in 2018
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Recent News

Date Article Title Source URL
1/5/2018 Consumer, business confidence both fall in December LJS http://journalstar.com/business/local/consumer-business-confidence-both-fall-in-december/article_c21f51f3-6fb3-5a1e-bd75-3833a009e8fc.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share 
1/5/2018 Nebraska consumer, business confidence fell in December, survey says OWH http://www.omaha.com/money/nebraska-consumer-business-confidence-fell-in-december-survey-says/article_45a720d5-3517-5e58-8aef-d871ba21624e.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
1/5/2018 December surveys: Consumer, business confidence slip in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://go.unl.edu/23oy
1/5/2018 Consumer and Business Confidence Slip in Nebraska Business News https://go.unl.edu/ghie
1/5/2018 December surveys: Consumer, business confidence slip in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/december-surveys-consumer-business-confidence-slip-in-nebraska/
1/9/2018 Nelnet pays it forward after tax break 1011 Now http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Nelnet-pays-it-forward-after-tax-break-468511753.html
1/12/2018 Lincoln area business and household workforce surveys underway 1011 Now http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Lincoln-area-business-and-household-workforce-surveys-underway-469021493.html
1/22/2018 Report: Farm values stabilizing in region LJS http://journalstar.com/business/local/report-farm-values-stabilizing-in-region/article_359c5f89-4ddb-5509-8826-e703a3389f36.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
1/24/2018 UNL economic indicator shows strong growth in December LJS http://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-shows-strong-growth-in-december/article_9ee997cb-bb19-5e40-9423-265247e7ab38.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
1/24/2018 Nebraska indicator: Economic outlook remains solid for 2018 Nebraska Today https://go.unl.edu/f5yx
1/24/2018 Nebraska Indicator: Outlook Remains Solid for 2018 Business News https://go.unl.edu/hpcy
1/24/2018 Nebraska Indicator says economic outlook remains solid for 2018 Nebraska TV http://nebraska.tv/news/local/nebraska-indicator-says-economic-outlook-remains-solid-for-2018
1/25/2018 Nebraska on track for continued economic growth, UNL report says OWH http://www.omaha.com/money/nebraska-on-track-for-continued-economic-growth-unl-report-says/article_c002821f-46b4-5814-a1a4-d89ec640058f.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
1/25/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – January 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/MCL3WQjPCA4
1/25/2018 Nebraska on track for continued economic growth, UNL report says Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/money/nebraska-on-track-for-continued-economic-growth-unl-report-says/article_c002821f-46b4-5814-a1a4-d89ec640058f.html
1/30/2018 New Health Care Company Started by Industry Giants KLIN  http://www.klin.com/2018/01/30/new-health-care-company-started-by-industry-giants/
2/2/2018 Consumer and Business Confidence Rebound in Nebraska Business News http://business.unl.edu/news/consumer-and-business-confidence-rebound-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile&utm_campaign=wdn_social&utm_medium=share_this&utm_source=wdn_twitter
2/2/2018 Reports paint differing pictures of Nebraska's economy Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/business/local/reports-paint-differing-pictures-of-nebraska-s-economy/article_eba8c82c-038f-50d0-bd39-19c3ebb7090f.html
2/2/2018 January surveys: Consumer, business confidence improve in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/january-surveys-consumer-business-confidence-improve-in-nebraska/
2/3/2018 Consumer, business confidence surges in Nebraska, UNL survey shows Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/money/consumer-business-confidence-surges-in-nebraska-unl-survey-shows/article_f84b1216-580a-57ca-b05f-64ccbed38bcb.html
2/5/2018 A Wild Day On Wall Street KLIN http://www.klin.com/2018/02/05/a-wild-day-on-wall-street/
2/6/2018 Local economic expert says not to worry about the stock markets wild ride KLKN TV http://www.klkntv.com/story/37442388/local-economic-expert-says-not-to-worry-about-the-stock-markets-wild-ride
2/16/2018 State’s Historic Tax Credit program has multimillion dollar economic impact, according to new report Nebraska Radio Network  https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/02/16/states-historic-tax-credit-program-has-multimillion-dollar-economic-impact-according-to-new-report/
2/20/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – February 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkRvz-RvHZU
2/21/2018 Nebraska Indicator: Declining Dollar Supports Outlook for 2018 Business News http://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-indicator-declining-dollar-supports-outlook-for-2018/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
2/21/2018 UNL economic indicator up sharply in January Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-up-sharply-in-january/article_a35d8ad7-aec8-5572-90de-5afe39de09e4.html
2/21/2018 UNL state economic report suggests continued growth in 2018’s first half Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/money/unl-state-economic-report-suggests-continued-growth-in-s-first/article_025dfc05-33b9-5432-89a2-90ce31f31da0.html
2/21/2018 Declining dollar helps boost Nebraska economic outlook Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/declining-dollar-helps-boost-nebraska-economic-outlook/
2/21/2018 UNL report predicts economic growth in Nebraska over next six months Fremont Tribune http://fremonttribune.com/news/local/unl-report-predicts-economic-growth-in-nebraska-over-next-six/article_efad8a44-a38f-54bc-b683-709c3b2d7fc3.html
2/21/2018 Declining dollar helps boost Nebraska economic forecast Nebraska TV http://nebraska.tv/news/local/declining-dollar-helps-boost-nebraska-economic-forecast
2/22/2018 Economic growth expected to continue through summer Nebraska Radio Network  https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/02/22/economic-growth-expected-to-continue-through-summer/
2/24/2018 Innovation Campus relishing its newfound momentum Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/innovation-campus-relishing-its-newfound-momentum/article_718ce730-2063-5f40-aa52-281bd3268f7d.html
2/24/2018 Grow Lincoln Segment with Dr. Thomspon 2/24 KLIN https://soundcloud.com/1400-klin/grow-lincoln-224-seg-1-eric-thompson-unl
3/1/2018 Speaking of Nebraska NET News http://d34oa379y8jhb4.cloudfront.net/NETVOD/50004914_N.mp4
3/2/2018 CONTINUED EXPECTATIONS FOR STATE ECONOMIC GROWTH KRVN Rural Radio http://krvn.com/regional-news/nebraska-indicator-declining-dollar-supports-outlook-for-2018/
3/5/2018 Grand Island’s economy hits $1 billion net taxable sales mark for the fifth straight year The Grand Island Independent http://www.theindependent.com/news/business/grand-island-s-economy-hits-billion-net-taxable-sales-mark/article_d16cbb9a-20e3-11e8-b0fb-6f47fcf233da.html
3/7/2018 Platte River diversion to Republican River would be Nebraska's first Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/platte-river-diversion-to-republican-river-would-be-nebraska-s/article_6a64d1d3-efa5-5520-b463-23c96f7b2e2f.html
3/8/2018 Bureau of Business Research to Present Spring Webinar Series Business News http://business.unl.edu/news/bureau-of-business-research-to-present-spring-webinar-series/?contentGroup=home&regionName=news_feed
3/9/2018 Report: Nebraska consumers, businesses less confident in Feb. Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/business/local/report-nebraska-consumers-businesses-less-confident-in-feb/article_e5439fa6-e0e3-5368-b176-a17a68724e3c.html
3/9/2018 Surveys: Nebraska business, consumer confidence slip from peak levels Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/surveys-nebraska-business-consumer-confidence-slip-from-peak-levels/
3/9/2018 Nebraska Business and Consumer Confidence Fall From Peak Levels Business News http://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-business-and-consumer-confidence-fall-from-peak-levels/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
3/17/2018 Midlands Voices: NU is an investment in our state's future Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/opinion/plus/midlands-voices-nu-is-an-investment-in-our-state-s/article_8eea7283-782f-5308-bdb0-5f9ca91bcf14.html
3/21/2018 Economic indicator shows continued growth in Nebraska  Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/economic-indicator-shows-continued-growth-in-nebraska/
3/21/2018 February’s leading economic indicators point to continued growth into third quarter Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/03/21/februarys-leading-economic-indicators-point-to-continued-growth-into-third-quarter/
3/21/2018 Continued Expectations for State Economic Growth Business News http://business.unl.edu/news/continued-expectations-for-state-economic-growth/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
3/21/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – March 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhBLUz7AOGI
3/24/2018 Grow Lincoln Segment with Dr. Thomspon 3/24 KLIN https://soundcloud.com/1400-klin/grow-lincoln-324-seg-4-eric-thompson
4/3/2018 Jobs In Nebraska: What’s Hot, What’s Not, What’s Changing NET Nebraska http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1122339/jobs-nebraska-whats-hot-whats-not-whats-changing
4/4/2018 Nebraska BBR Webinar: Climate Impacts on Water Quality and Cattle Feeding Webinar Recording / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw4SkvM0QC4&feature=youtu.be
4/5/2018 Tariffs could have big effect on Nebraska — if Trump follows through with tough talk Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/business/local/tariffs-could-have-big-effect-on-nebraska-if-trump-follows/article_31912c46-8043-5908-acc7-eb3746727122.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
4/6/2018 Nebraska business, consumer confidence settle at high levels Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-business-consumer-confidence-settle-at-high-levels/
4/6/2018 UNL confidence indexes rise in March Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-confidence-indexes-rise-in-march/article_0af1ae62-d2db-5eed-8c16-40c1c5edd4ac.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
4/6/2018 Nebraska Business and Consumer Confidence Settle at High Levels Business News http://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-business-and-consumer-confidence-settle-at-high-levels/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
4/23/2018 89 Nebraska faculty receive promotion, tenure Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/89-nebraska-faculty-receive-promotion-tenure/
4/25/2018 Nebraska indicator: Economic growth expected through summer Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-indicator-economic-growth-expected-through-summer/?utm_campaign=wdn_social&utm_medium=share_this&utm_source=wdn_linkedin
4/25/2018 Nebraska Indicator: Economic Growth Through Summer 2018 Business News http://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-indicator-economic-growth-through-summer-2018/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
4/25/2018 UNL economic indicator rises in March Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-rises-in-march/article_fa7e7b3a-fb87-5eac-9188-d2609158f243.html
4/27/2018 Civitas Consulting Students Aid Nonprofit Startups Business News http://business.unl.edu/news/civitas-consulting-students-aid-nonprofit-startups/?contentGroup=home&regionName=news_feed
4/30/2018 Moze-Kadavy, Villota earn Boren Scholarship Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/moze-kadavy-villota-earn-boren-scholarship/
5/3/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – April 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGoBlVZNPGs
5/3/2018 Nebraska BBR Webinar: Bureau Scholars Research Results Webinar Recording / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr6fmnhVuv8&feature=youtu.be
5/4/2018 Consumer, business confidence drop in April Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/business/local/consumer-business-confidence-drop-in-april/article_d65299a1-b456-5698-9ab7-0b99e6f77261.html
5/4/2018 Business and consumer confidence slips slightly in April Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/05/04/business-and-consumer-confidence-slips-slightly-in-april/
5/4/2018 April surveys: Business, consumer confidence moderate in Nebraska  Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/april-surveys-business-consumer-confidence-moderate-in-nebraska/
5/5/2018 Nebraska ag land values fall 2.77 percent, the 2nd straight decline  Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/nebraska-ag-land-values-fall-percent-the-nd-straight-decline/article_20d2e06f-4710-54df-80b8-a333eaf58b14.html
5/5/2018 Nebraska ag land values fall 2.77 percent, the 2nd straight decline Sandhills Express http://sandhillsexpress.com/local-news/nebraska-ag-land-values-fall-2-77-percent-the-2nd-straight-decline/
5/5/2018 Nebraska ag land values fall 2.77 percent, the 2nd straight decline KWBE http://kwbe.com/local-news/nebraska-ag-land-values-fall-2-77-percent-the-2nd-straight-decline/
5/7/2018 Nebraska Business and Consumer Confidence Remain Strong WNAX http://wnax.com/news/180081-nebraska-business-and-consumer-confidence-remain-strong/
5/7/2018 Nebraska farmland values drop by 2.8 percent 1011 Now http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Nebraska-farmland-values-drop-by-28-percent-481950661.html
5/7/2018 Nebraska farmland values drop by 2.8 percent The Grand Island Independent http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/nebraska-farmland-values-drop-by-percent/article_d8086bce-b2df-5eb7-a3f5-e15246d605f8.html
5/7/2018 Nebraska farmland values drop by 2.8 percent Herald Courier http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/nebraska-farmland-values-drop-by-percent/article_35f73d87-15a7-5a62-8b00-23c0f76e538b.html
5/8/2018 Nebraska Farmland Values Drop by 2.8 Percent KTIC http://kticradio.com/agricultural/nebraska-farmland-values-drop-by-2-8-percent-2/ 
5/11/2018 2018 Omaha Barometer Report Greater Omaha Chamber https://www.omahachamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Barometer-2018_V6_Reduced.pdf
5/12/2018 Nebraska Labor Availability, Skill and Training Studies Neworks / NET https://neworks.nebraska.gov/gsipub/index.asp?docid=802
5/12/2018 Grow Lincoln Segment with Dr. Thomspon 5/12 KLIN https://soundcloud.com/1400-klin/grow-lincoln-512-seg-1-eric-thompson
5/13/2018 DUI cases on the decline in Lancaster County, study finds Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/dui-cases-on-the-decline-in-lancaster-county-study-finds/article_0c764e01-2ec0-5e05-a665-6713dcd2f1c0.html
5/16/2018 New Research Reveals Greater Omaha Outpaces Peers, Nation on Key Comparatives  PR Newswire https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-research-reveals-greater-omaha-outpaces-peers-nation-on-key-comparatives-300649685.html
5/16/2018 Chamber's annual report card gives Omaha good marks vs. its peers  Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/money/economic-issues/chamber-s-annual-report-card-gives-omaha-good-marks-vs/article_4f7e96f4-2ef1-5f7d-9c5f-cef26873890f.html
5/18/2018 Lincoln lagging in taxable sales, high-paying job growth  Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/business/local/lincoln-lagging-in-taxable-sales-high-paying-job-growth/article_49cd15d5-fdc9-57e9-998c-3d541a0a9033.html
5/23/2018 Economic Growth to Continue in 4th Quarter of 2018 Business News http://business.unl.edu/news/economic-growth-to-continue-in-4th-quarter-of-2018/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
5/23/2018 UNL index suggests continued economic growth in state  Lincoln Journal Star http://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-index-suggests-continued-economic-growth-in-state/article_c1690c26-55c2-5b99-ad19-aee6769ed9e8.html
5/23/2018 Nebraska Indicator says economic growth to continue Nebraska TV http://nebraska.tv/news/ntvs-grow/nebraska-indicator-says-economic-growth-to-continue
5/23/2018 Nebraska indicator: Economic growth to continue through fourth quarter Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-indicator-economic-growth-to-continue-through-fourth-quarter/#.WwWGjXMkyQs.linkedin
5/24/2018 Nebraska BBR Webinar: Annual Business Indicators for the Lincoln Area Webinar Recording / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r71lvnTtBVs&feature=youtu.be
5/24/2018 LINCOLN’S 2018 BUSINESS CONDITIONS & INDICATORS REPORT LPED Research & Reports https://cms.proteus.co/_resources/e30d:p9766h-f3/files/76054380z994e55d8/_fn/2018-%20Business%20Conditions%20Report.pdf
5/28/2018 Nebraska economists bullish on state economy for remainder of 2018 Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/05/28/nebraska-economists-bullish-on-state-economy-for-remainder-of-2018/
6/1/2018 Report: Consumer, business confidence drops in state  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/report-consumer-business-confidence-drops-in-state/article_1204d76f-0fdf-55be-b2f7-4e523583099b.html
6/1/2018 Confidence in Nebraska economy slips Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/06/01/confidence-in-nebraska-economy-slips/
6/1/2018 Consumer and Business Confidence Slip In Nebraska KLIN http://www.klin.com/2018/06/01/consumer-and-business-confidence-slip-in-nebraska/
6/1/2018 Consumer, business confidence dip in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://go.unl.edu/byoz
6/1/2018 Consumer and Business Confidence Fall in Nebraska Business News https://go.unl.edu/boen
6/4/2018 Omaha unemployment rate challenges local employers The Sacramento Bee http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article212486029.html
6/4/2018 Nebraska Economic Survey Shows Increasing Worries WNAX http://wnax.com/news/180081-nebraska-economic-survey-shows-increasing-worries/
6/4/2018 Omaha unemployment rate challenges local employers The Charlotte Observer www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/national-business/article212486029.html
6/4/2018 Omaha unemployment rate challenges local employers  Sioux City Journal https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/omaha-unemployment-rate-challenges-local-employers/article_50413011-37d7-5399-aad3-f5d2e5ad06f5.html
6/4/2018 Omaha unemployment rate challenges local employers San Francisco Chronical https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Omaha-unemployment-rate-challenges-local-employers-12966446.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social
6/6/2018 The problem with Omaha's low unemployment rate Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/money/the-problem-with-omaha-s-low-unemployment-rate/article_830d515d-921c-538e-a582-c42a5b6d67be.html
6/8/2018 Strong industrial sector to boost Nebraska economy 1011 News http://1011now.com/content/news/Strong-industrial-sector-to-boost-Nebraska-economy-484968471.html
6/8/2018 Forecast: Manufacturing, construction to drive Nebraska economy  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/forecast-manufacturing-construction-to-drive-state-economy/article_c9ade2c6-244b-5bc6-a083-722727474865.html
6/8/2018 Manufacturing expected to help drive Nebraska economy The Wichita Eagle http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article212802199.html
6/8/2018 Manufacturing expected to help drive Nebraska economy  Bristol Herald Courier https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/manufacturing-expected-to-help-drive-nebraska-economy/article_d1a82fdc-3ba9-5a99-9b7d-9ea9c869dda3.html
6/8/2018 University of Nebraska economists expect strong growth over next 3 years, though ag will suffer through another down year Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/06/08/university-of-nebraska-economists-expect-strong-growth-over-next-3-years-though-ag-will-suffer-through-another-down-year/
6/8/2018 Strength in manufacturing sector expected to boost Nebraska economy NET News http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1132185/strength-manufacturing-sector-expected-boost-nebraska-economy
6/8/2018 Manufacturing expected to help drive Nebraska economy WOWT News http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Manufacturing-expected-to-help-drive-Nebraska-economy-484958131.html
6/8/2018 Strong Industrial Sector to Boost Nebraska Economy Business News https://go.unl.edu/kr8d
6/8/2018 Strong industrial sector to boost Nebraska economy Nebraska Today https://go.unl.edu/dzjg
6/9/2018 Kelly: Omaha ranked second to Honolulu among metro areas with 200,000 to 1 million people  Omaha World Herald http://www.omaha.com/columnists/plus/kelly-omaha-ranked-second-to-honolulu-among-metro-areas-with/article_8a479669-9409-5b42-9ba4-e2613c990cf2.html
6/11/2018 Nebraska Economy Expected to Continue Growth WNAX http://wnax.com/news/180081-nebraska-economy-expected-to-continue-growth/ 
6/14/2018 With more open jobs than available workers, who will fill the positions? NBC News https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/more-open-jobs-available-workers-who-will-fill-positions-n882286
6/16/2018 Grow Lincoln Segment with Dr. Thomspon 6/16 KLIN https://soundcloud.com/1400-klin/grow-lincoln-616-seg-4-eric-thompson
6/20/2018 Nebraska BBR Webinar: Nebraska Long-range Economic Forecast Webinar Recording / YouTube https://youtu.be/TeurAdq6Vbc
6/20/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – June 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/j15mF-1umE0
6/20/2018 Economic Growth to Slow During the 4th Quarter of 2018 Business News https://go.unl.edu/ziwp
6/20/2018 Indicator: Economic growth to slow during fourth quarter Nebraska Today https://go.unl.edu/tuej
6/20/2018 Economic indicator points to slower growth in state  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/economic-indicator-points-to-slower-growth-in-state/article_7ce50000-f8ae-56f4-b935-2c79120ab1ca.html
6/20/2018 State economy moving at slower pace due to trade worries Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/06/20/state-economy-moving-at-slower-pace-due-to-trade-worries/
6/20/2018 Report: Economic growth in Nebraska to slow near end of 2018 Nebraska TV http://nebraska.tv/news/local/report-economic-growth-in-nebraska-to-slow-near-end-of-2018
6/20/2018 Economic Slowing Predicted KLIN http://www.klin.com/2018/06/20/economic-slowing-predicted/
6/21/2018 Economic Growth in Nebraska Expected to Slow Down WNAX http://wnax.com/news/180081-economic-growth-in-nebraska-expected-to-slow-down/
6/21/2018 Omaha Barometer Omaha Chamber of Commerce https://omahachamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Barometer-2018_V6_Reduced.pdf?utm_content=71755796&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
7/5/2018 Nebraska in the national news: June 2018 Nebraska Today https://go.unl.edu/dzks
7/6/2018 June Surveys: Business Confidence Surges in Nebraska Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/june-surveys-business-confidence-surges-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=news_feed
7/10/2018 June surveys: Business confidence surges in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/june-surveys-business-confidence-surges-in-nebraska/
7/10/2018 G.I. chamber says trade war would hurt local economy  The Grand Island Independent https://www.theindependent.com/agriculture/g-i-chamber-says-trade-war-would-hurt-local-economy/article_eada9c3c-8493-11e8-867b-3bd9e7795af7.html
7/16/2018 Business, Consumer Confidence rise in Nebraska Nebraska Radio Network http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1136264/business-consumer-confidence-rise-nebraska
7/25/2018 UNL index falls in June, suggesting slower economic growth Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-index-falls-in-june-suggesting-slower-economic-growth/article_ddd95efc-f858-51dd-ad4b-80349c7f9869.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share
7/25/2018 Nebraska Indicator: Slow Economic Growth at the End of 2018 Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-indicator-slow-economic-growth-at-the-end-of-2018/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
7/25/2018 Nebraska indicator predicts slow economic growth at end of 2018 Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-indicator-predicts-slow-economic-growth-at-end-of-2018/#.W1idFRvokag.twitter
7/25/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – July 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/MxsXWyE-Ds4 
7/25/2018 Study: Nebraska innovation grant program successful  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/study-nebraska-innovation-grant-program-successful/article_a8e8fb22-5daa-53e2-bf7f-2fee9c0fa683.html
8/2/2018 Report: Hiring issues increasing in Lincoln area Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/report-hiring-issues-increasing-in-lincoln-area/article_fc043c2b-0df0-53f8-b050-e8f6da5a035b.html
8/3/2018 UNL Study: Lincoln businesses struggle with hiring 1011 Now http://www.1011now.com/content/news/UNL-Study--490034451.html
8/3/2018 Business confidence in Nebraska falls after month of growth NET News http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1138723/business-confidence-nebraska-falls-after-month-growth
8/3/2018 Economy faces challenges, but University of Nebraska economist doesn’t fear recession (AUDIO) Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/08/03/economy-faces-challenges-but-university-of-nebraska-economist-doesnt-fear-recession-audio/
8/3/2018 Nebraska Economist Doesn’t See a Recession WNAX http://wnax.com/news/180081-nebraska-economist-doesnt-see-a-recession/
8/3/2018 Business and Consumer Confidence Moderate in Nebraska Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/business-and-consumer-confidence-moderate-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
8/3/2018 Business, consumer confidence moderate in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/business-consumer-confidence-moderate-in-nebraska/
8/5/2018 Survey finds business, consumer confidence moderate in Nebraska as Grand Island’s economy continues to grow  The Grand Island Independent https://www.theindependent.com/news/business/survey-finds-business-consumer-confidence-moderate-in-nebraska-as-grand/article_f836fec4-978b-11e8-832f-e7253041c639.html
8/9/2018 Digital thrift store: Is Facebook marketplace the new corner boutique? NET News http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1140048/digital-thrift-store-facebook-marketplace-new-corner-boutique
8/18/2018 Grow Lincoln Segment with Dr. Thomspon 8/18  Radio https://soundcloud.com/1400-klin/grow-lincoln-81818-seg-2-eric-thompson?in=1400-klin/sets/grow-lincoln#t=0:00
8/22/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – August 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHMDPgVHfMk
8/22/2018 Nebraska indicator: Economic growth will slow significantly Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-indicator-economic-growth-will-slow-significantly/
8/22/2018 Nebraska Indicator: Slower Economic Growth in Early 2019 Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-indicator-slower-economic-growth-in-early-2019/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
8/22/2018 UNL economic indicator flat in July Lincoln Journal Start https://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-flat-in-july/article_b41342d1-59c2-5a50-b8a7-dec56749563c.html
8/22/2018 HHD by the economic numbers Western Farm Press https://www.westernfarmpress.com/farm-shows/hhd-economic-numbers
8/23/2018 Nebraska Economic Growth Rate Expected To Slow Down In Upcoming Months NET News http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1142315/nebraska-economic-growth-rate-expected-slow-down-upcoming-months
8/24/2018 University of Nebraska report suggests economic slowdown may be coming to the state Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/08/24/university-of-nebraska-report-suggests-economic-slowdown-may-be-coming-to-the-state/
8/27/2018 Nebraska Economy May Slow Down WNAX http://wnax.com/news/180081-nebraska-economy-may-slow-down/
9/1/2018 Grow Grand Island: Economic impact of Grand Island’s ‘welcome’ mat  The Grand Island Independent https://www.theindependent.com/news/business/grow-grand-island-economic-impact-of-grand-island-s-welcome/article_de6aa136-ad88-11e8-8758-533d9df34ea9.html
9/4/2018 LPED’s new LaunchLNK initiative recruits early-stage startups to Lincoln siliconprairienews http://siliconprairienews.com/2018/09/lpeds-new-launchlnk-initiative-recruits-early-stage-startups-to-lincoln/
9/11/2018 Nebraska businesses are optimistic; consumers, not so much  Omaha World Herald https://www.omaha.com/money/businesses/nebraska-businesses-are-optimistic-consumers-not-so-much/article_b722e0bb-7d49-5219-b061-a72d6603a88b.html
9/12/2018 Rising Costs and Fading Consumer Confidence in Nebraska Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/rising-costs-and-fading-consumer-confidence-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
9/12/2018 August surveys show cost concerns, fading consumer confidence Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/august-surveys-show-cost-concerns-fading-consumer-confidence/
9/12/2018 Consumer, business confidence head in different directions  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/consumer-business-confidence-head-in-different-directions/article_54055873-20cd-52ef-b1b0-5825c0e044be.html
9/12/2018 Consumer Confidence Down In Nebraska KLIN www.klin.com/2018/09/12/consumer-confidence-down-in-nebraska/
9/13/2018 Concerns over cost of living contribute to falling consumer confidence  The Daily Nebraskan http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/concerns-over-cost-of-living-contribute-to-falling-consumer-confidence/article_666106c6-b6f7-11e8-8ed3-dfe877d35d13.html
9/17/2018 Consumer confidence down in Nebraska; business confidence remains strong Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/09/17/consumer-confidence-down-in-nebraska-business-confidence-remains-strong/
9/25/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – September 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/sJEizvIaThg
9/25/2018 Nebraska Indicator: The Outlook Improves for Early 2019 Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-indicator-the-outlook-improves-for-early-2019/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
9/25/2018 Nebraska indicator: Economic outlook improves for early 2019 Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-indicator-economic-outlook-improves-for-early-2019/
9/26/2018 Economic growth predicted in Nebraska for early 2019 NTV https://nebraska.tv/news/local/economic-growth-predicted-in-nebraska-for-early-2019
9/26/2018 UNL: Solid NE economic growth through early 2019 KSNB https://www.ksnblocal4.com/content/news/UNL-Solid-NE-economic-growth-through-early-2019-494389381.html
9/26/2018 Solid growth expected for Nebraska economy for remainder of the year Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/09/26/solid-growth-expected-for-nebraska-economy-for-remainder-of-the-year/
9/26/2018 UNL economic indicator jumps 1% in August  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-jumps-in-august/article_4c7ade35-a2b6-5d4a-981a-da7f77305d73.html
9/27/2018 Big Red Business: Oct. 27 game could be worth over $6 million to businesses Husker Online https://nebraska.rivals.com/news/big-red-business-oct-27-game-could-be-worth-over-6-million-to-businesses
9/27/2018 Nebraska Poised For Solid Economic Growth WNAX http://wnax.com/news/180081-nebraska-poised-for-solid-economic-growth/
9/28/2018 Nebraska Indicator: Economic Outlook Improves For Early 2019 Sidney Sun Telegraph https://www.suntelegraph.com/story/2018/09/28/news/nebraska-indicator-economic-outlook-improves-for-early-2019/12658.html
9/28/2018 Nebraska Indicator: Economic Outlook Improves For Early 2019 Sidney Sun Telegraph https://www.suntelegraph.com/story/2018/09/28/news/nebraska-indicator-economic-outlook-improves-for-early-2019/12658.html
10/2/2018 UNL’s indicator reporter predicts improved economic growth in 2019  The Daily Nebraskan http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/unl-s-indicator-reporter-predicts-improved-economic-growth-in/article_c2ece6ca-c5f3-11e8-9d4e-07b35e2fc524.html
10/2/2018 A UNL Professor Reacts to Amazon’s Minimum Wage Increase to $15 An Hour KLIN http://www.klin.com/2018/10/02/a-unl-professor-reacts-to-amazons-minimum-wage-increase-to-15-an-hour/
10/2/2018 Nebraska BBR Webinar: The Economic Impact of Nebraska Military Assets and Spending Webinar Recording / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp0PpQ7cmEk&feature=youtu.be
10/4/2018 Consumer, business confidence diverge in September, survey shows  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/consumer-business-confidence-diverge-in-september-survey-shows/article_470e9790-3b8a-55e8-8021-dbfb495d00f8.html
10/5/2018 U.S. Trade Gap Rises for Third Straight Month KLIN http://www.klin.com/2018/10/05/u-s-trade-gap-rises-for-third-straight-month/
10/5/2018 Consumer Confidence Turns Negative in Nebraska Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/consumer-confidence-turns-negative-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
10/5/2018 Consumer confidence turns negative in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/consumer-confidence-turns-negative-in-nebraska/
10/8/2018 U.S. Unemployment Rate Slides to 3.7 Percent WNAX http://wnax.com/news/180081-u-s-unemployment-rate-slides-to-3-7-percent/
10/13/2018 Manufacturing jobs back to pre-recession levels in Nebraska  Fremont Tribune https://fremonttribune.com/business/local/manufacturing-jobs-back-to-pre-recession-levels-in-nebraska/article_66f54feb-b02f-53e4-b710-31eb17236e39.html
10/18/2018 Rent decreases while cost of homes increases 1011 Now https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Rent-decreases-while-cost-of-homes-increases--497976231.html
10/23/2018 Nebraska Economist Cautions Against Panic Over the Stock Market WANX https://wnax.com/news/180081-nebraska-economist-cautions-panic-in-stock-market/
10/24/2018 Nebraska's economic forecast dims slightly for first time in 11 months, UNL indicator finds Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/nebraska-s-economic-forecast-dims-slightly-for-first-time-in/article_ba652968-e75e-512e-b6fe-63ad9a761299.html
10/23/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – October 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/D_WFpjBJP9s
10/24/2018 Economists say not to panic as Stock Market swings wildly (AUDIO) Nebraska Radio Network https://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2018/10/24/economists-say-not-to-panic-as-stock-market-swings-wildly-audio/
10/24/2018 UNL: Economic indicator fell in September NTV/ABC https://nebraska.tv/news/local/unl-economic-indicator-fell-in-september 
10/24/2018 Nebraska Leading Indicator Drops in September Business News https://go.unl.edu/p39f
10/24/2018 Nebraska’s leading indicator drops in September Nebraska Today https://go.unl.edu/n8is
10/31/2018 Nebraska Economy Could Slow in Coming Months WNAX https://wnax.com/news/180081-nebraska-economy-could-slow-in-coming-months/
11/7/2018 Nebraska BBR Webinar: Skills Gap in Nebraska Regions  Webinar Recording / YouTube https://youtu.be/bLFBk3y7eL0
11/9/2018 Consumer, business confidence rise in Nebraska  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/consumer-business-confidence-rise-in-nebraska/article_eec7928a-79d7-59c6-95e8-2365c491b51b.html
11/9/2018 UNL survey shows rise in consumer, business confidence in Nebraska NTV/ABC https://nebraska.tv/news/local/unl-survey-shows-rise-in-consumer-business-confidence
11/9/2018 October surveys show rising confidence, workforce challenges Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/october-surveys-show-rising-confidence-workforce-challenges/
11/9/2018 Rising Confidence and Workforce Challenges Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/rising-confidence-and-workforce-challenges/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
11/13/2018 Omaha-area companies say they expect to sell more in 2019, but worry about finding workers  Omaha World Herald https://www.omaha.com/money/businesses/omaha-area-companies-say-they-expect-to-sell-more-in/article_53e8de39-aa78-55e2-84f5-ab05b9a31e09.html
11/16/2018 Impact of shopping local 1011 Now https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Impact-of-shopping-local--500645721.html
11/19/2018 Lancaster Event Center has $40 million economic impact annually, report finds  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lancaster-event-center-has-million-economic-impact-annually-report-finds/article_535ff961-a2fe-5696-8c16-4f207669e016.html
11/20/2018 Nebraska BBR Webinar: Economic Impact of Businesses Supported by the NBIA Webinar Recording / YouTube https://youtu.be/kZrAKcdTRkA
11/21/2018 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – November 2018 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/nClWLDNzrw0
11/21/2018 UNL report predicts economic growth in Nebraska NTV/ABC https://nebraska.tv/news/local/unl-report-predicts-economic-growth-in-nebraska
11/21/2018 Nebraska Leading Indicator Rebounds in October Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-leading-indicator-rebounds-in-october/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
11/21/2018 Nebraska leading indicator rebounds in October Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-leading-indicator-rebounds-in-october/
11/21/2018 UNL economic indicator rebounds in October Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-rebounds-in-october/article_e032da78-af49-58d1-86d5-1573ee2d3be4.html