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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.

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Recent News

Date Article Title Source URL
7/24/2019 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – July 2019 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/jhp1C2qGN1w
7/24/2019 UNL economic indicator drops in June  Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-drops-in-june/article_e4cf8095-779f-5f94-9a5d-710deb4dfcbc.html
7/24/2019 Nebraska’s leading economic indicator sees first drop of 2019 Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-s-leading-economic-indicator-sees-first-drop-of-2019/
7/24/2019 A June Decline in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/a-june-decline-in-nebraska-s-leading-economic-indicator/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
7/5/2019 Nebraska News Headlines Friday, July 5, 2019  KMALand http://www.kmaland.com/news/regional/nebraska-news-headlines-friday-july/article_de5f1b0c-9f10-11e9-ba3d-e710134f3dcb.html
7/4/2019 Nebraska business confidence drops in June NTV https://nebraska.tv/news/local/nebraska-business-confidence-drops-in-june
7/3/2019 Business confidence drops in June Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/business-confidence-drops-in-june/
7/3/2019 Business Confidence Drops In Nebraska Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/business-confidence-drops-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
7/3/2019 Business confidence drops in June Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/business-confidence-drops-in-june/article_f6b3a98d-1ade-5dac-b206-0524e1d91eea.html
6/29/2019 Surveys identify depth of workforce shortage in O’Neill, Valentine Norfolk Daily News http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/surveys-identify-depth-of-workforce-shortage-in-o-neill-valentine/article_82c49e28-99d1-11e9-9122-df14ad91a386.html
6/22/2019 Grow Lincoln 6/22/19 - 2 Opportunity Zones KLIN / Grow Lincoln https://soundcloud.com/1400-klin/grow-lincoln-62219-2-opportunity-zones-pat-haverty-lped?in=1400-klin/sets/grow-lincoln
6/19/2019 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – June 2019 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/Rzpf-o7O6YY
6/19/2019 UNL economic indicator rises for 8th straight month  Lincoln journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-rises-for-th-straight-month/article_50da377d-d03d-53bd-8141-358c23f5d283.html
6/19/2019 Strong Business Expectations Support Nebraska Leading Indicator Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/strong-business-expectations-support-nebraska-leading-indicator/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
6/19/2019 Strong business expectations boost Nebraska leading indicator Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/strong-business-expectations-boost-nebraska-leading-indicator/
6/11/2019 Trump to tout new E15 rule at Iowa ethanol plant on Tuesday  Cherokee Tribune https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/trump-to-tout-new-e-rule-at-iowa-ethanol-plant/article_099e507e-6f36-543b-b401-8b3e8817dac6.html
6/10/2019 Trump to tout new E15 rule at Iowa ethanol plant on Tuesday  Fremont Tribune https://fremonttribune.com/business/agriculture/trump-to-tout-new-e-rule-at-iowa-ethanol-plant/article_de51b500-41bc-5c72-8dc0-b30c4d47d7d3.html
6/7/2019 Consumers Confidence Rebounds In Nebraska Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/consumers-confidence-rebounds-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
6/7/2019 Consumer confidence bounces back in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/consumer-confidence-bounces-back-in-nebraska/
6/6/2019 Event center taking survey  The Waverly News https://www.wahoo-ashland-waverly.com/waverly/news/event-center-taking-survey/article_a0a7e52e-8871-11e9-86b9-0f3e64111157.html
6/6/2019 Consumer confidence rebounds in May Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/consumer-confidence-rebounds-in-may/article_e2f7e8b1-86e4-534e-832b-51df4342dc2d.html
6/6/2019 Consumer confidence rebounds in May KLIN http://www.klin.com/2019/06/07/consumer-confidence-rebounds-in-nebraska/
6/4/2019 Advancing Research and Discovery UNL-COB https://business.unl.edu/faculty-and-research/centers-and-institutes/
5/22/2019 UNL economic indicator rises in April for 7th-straight mont Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-rises-in-april-for-th-straight-month/article_030a7dff-fcbb-53dd-a181-9a9cccd223d0.html
5/22/2019 Business Expectations Push the Nebraska Leading Indicator Higher Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/business-expectations-push-the-nebraska-leading-indicator-higher/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
5/22/2019 Business expectations push Nebraska leading indicator higher Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/business-expectations-push-nebraska-leading-indicator-higher/
5/21/2019 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – April 2019 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/ihdTvJXO5yg
5/10/2019 State labor shortage causes concerns KETV https://www.ketv.com/article/state-labor-shortage-causes-concerns/27434581
5/10/2019 Achievements for May 10, 2019 Nebraska Today https://business.unl.edu/news/achievements-for-may-10-2019/?contentGroup=home
5/7/2019 Disparity can be explained Norfolk Daily News http://norfolkdailynews.com/blogs/disparity-can-be-explained/article_19b72110-70c5-11e9-a92b-3fb5774674ca.html
5/6/2019 Nebraska Consumer Confidence Drops In Monthly UNL Economic Report netnebraska http://netnebraska.org/article/news/1174438/nebraska-consumer-confidence-drops-monthly-unl-economic-report
5/3/2019 Research Fair poster winners announced Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/research-fair-poster-winners-announced-0/
5/3/2019 Consumer confidence drops in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/consumer-confidence-drops-in-nebraska/
5/3/2019 Nebraska consumer confidence plunges in April Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/nebraska-consumer-confidence-plunges-in-april/article_d53ff97f-748a-5541-a895-03eb50afc101.html
5/3/2019 Consumers Confidence Drops In Nebraska Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/consumers-confidence-drops-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
5/3/2019 Researchers link the drop in consumer confidence to floods NTV https://nebraska.tv/news/local/researchers-link-the-drop-in-consumer-confidence-to-floods
5/2/2019 New Report Shows Omaha Outpaces Nation on Key Economic Comparatives Yahoo Finance! https://finance.yahoo.com/news/report-shows-omaha-outpaces-nation-key-economic-comparatives-204500520.html
5/1/2019 Grow Lincoln 5/18/19 Seg 4 Dr. Eric Thompson, UNL College of Business- KLIN / Grow Lincoln https://soundcloud.com/1400-klin/grow-lincoln-51819-seg-4-dr-eric-thompson-unl-college-of-business?in=1400-klin/sets/grow-lincoln#t=0:00
4/30/2019 Opportunities Reveal Supply Chain Career Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/opportunities-reveal-supply-chain-career/?contentGroup=home
4/27/2019 Grow Lincoln 4/27/19 - Seg 4 Dr. Eric Thompson KLIN / Grow Lincoln https://soundcloud.com/1400-klin/grow-lincoln-42719-seg-4-dr-eric-thompson?in=1400-klin/sets/grow-lincoln
4/24/2019 Manufacturing and Business Expectations Key to Rising Leading Indicator Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/manufacturing-and-business-expectations-key-to-rising-leading-indicator/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
4/24/2019 Manufacturing, business expectations key to rising leading indicator Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/manufacturing-business-expectations-key-to-rising-leading-indicator/
4/23/2019 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – April 2019 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/wrsYttLQqlo
4/22/2019 Nebraska BBR Webinar: Follow Up on the Economic Impact of Nebraska Military Assets and Spending Webinar Recording / YouTube https://youtu.be/WyNKyGRSGPY
4/16/2019 Nebraska workforce crisis may give students job opportunities  Daily Nebraskan http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/nebraska-workforce-crisis-may-give-students-job-opportunities/article_e12679d0-5ff9-11e9-bc3f-c365ed469ebe.html
4/10/2019 Nebraska Thriving Index Student Scholar Jordan Duffin Wong Appears on RFI Podcast RFI https://ruralfutures.nebraska.edu/nebraska-thriving-index-student-scholar-jordan-duffin-wong-appears-on-rfi-podcast/
4/5/2019 March Surveys Show Confident Businesses and Consumers Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/march-surveys-show-confident-businesses-and-consumers/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
4/5/2019 Business, consumer confidence reamain strong in March Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/business-consumer-confidence-remain-strong-in-march/article_82f10b7e-db46-54fe-9ddb-852bd9b6f2d7.html
4/5/2019 March surveys show confident businesses, consumers in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/march-surveys-show-confident-businesses-consumers-in-nebraska/
4/3/2019 Nebraska in the national news: March 2019 Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-in-the-national-news-march-2019/
4/3/2019 Nebraska BBR Webinar: Business Expectations in Nebraska Industries Webinar Recording / YouTube https://youtu.be/DAmH-swpCTc
3/20/2019 State economic indicator rises again in February Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/state-economic-indicator-rises-again-in-february/article_5b3544a3-a741-581a-b8ed-4bf845041b03.html
3/20/2019 Business Expectations Key to Rising Leading Indicator Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/business-expectations-key-to-rising-leading-indicator/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
3/20/2019 Strong business expectations key to rising leading indicator Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/strong-business-expectations-key-to-rising-leading-indicator/
3/20/2019 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – March 2019 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/GcEK0FdN7ac
3/8/2019 Omaha sees cost of living rise, loss in spending power Norfolk Daily News http://norfolkdailynews.com/wjag/news/state/omaha-sees-cost-of-living-rise-loss-in-spending-power/article_df8c9d7e-3e8f-11e9-9afe-6b67e53901f6.html
3/8/2019 Nebraska BBR Webinar: Worklives by Occupation Physical Requirement Webinar Recording / YouTube https://youtu.be/qJAxXs7z6dI 
3/4/2019 Omaha sees cost of living rise, loss in spending power AP News https://www.apnews.com/ff52eed03c1345a9971e0eafef28a1e1
3/4/2019 Omaha Sees Cost of Living Rise, Loss in Spending Power US News https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nebraska/articles/2019-03-04/omaha-sees-cost-of-living-rise-loss-in-spending-power
3/4/2019 Omaha sees cost of living rise, loss in spending power 1011 News https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Omaha-sees-cost-of-living-rise-loss-in-spending-power-506656291.html
3/4/2019 Omaha sees cost of living rise, loss in spending power Nebraska TV https://nebraska.tv/news/local/omaha-sees-cost-of-living-rise-loss-in-spending-power
3/4/2019 Omaha's low cost of living was once its economic superpower. That's no longer true OWH https://www.omaha.com/money/omaha-s-low-cost-of-living-was-once-its-economic/article_462d9d36-2497-545b-9c62-62e29dcece8f.html
3/4/2019 Omaha sees cost of living rise, loss in spending power sNEWSI http://snewsi.com/id/19187437374/Omaha-sees-cost-of-living-rise-loss-in-spending-power
3/4/2019 Omaha sees cost of living rise, loss in spending power Miami Herald https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article227077269.html
3/1/2019 Nebraska Businesses and Consumers Remain Confident KLIN http://www.klin.com/2019/03/01/nebraska-businesses-and-consumers-remain-confident/
3/1/2019 Nebraska Businesses and Consumers Remain Confident Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-businesses-and-consumers-remain-confident/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
3/1/2019 February surveys: Nebraska businesses, consumers remain confident Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/february-surveys-nebraska-businesses-consumers-remain-confident/
2/22/2019 Editorial: Nebraska's ethanol sector faces major challenges and opportunities Omaha World Herald https://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-nebraska-s-ethanol-sector-faces-major-challenges-and-opportunities/article_d840c351-495b-5331-bbc8-fffbfcb747d3.html
2/21/2019 Lincoln economy strong despite big box store shutdowns 1011 News https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Lincoln-economy-strong-despite-big-box-store-shutdowns-506193181.html
2/20/2019 Rise in Nebraska Leading Indicator Fueled by Business Expectations Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/rise-in-nebraska-leading-indicator-fueled-by-business-expectations/?contentGroup=home&regionName=tile
2/20/2019 UNL economic indicator rises sharply in January Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/unl-economic-indicator-rises-sharply-in-january/article_ce31e7f7-3b0c-5390-9603-4866726bc72d.html
2/20/2019 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – February 2019 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://youtu.be/4fwcDtQGBL8
2/19/2019 Rise in Nebraska Leading Indicator Fueled by Business Expectations Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/rise-in-nebraska-leading-indicator-fueled-by-business-expectations/
2/19/2019 Nebraska Farm Income Falls Bellow $2 Billion Radio 570 WNAX https://wnax.com/news/180081-nebraska-farm-income-falls-below-2-billion/
2/19/2019 Nebraska BBR Webinar: The Nebraska Economic Forecast Webinar Recording / YouTube https://youtu.be/aBJ7oeKw1pU
2/18/2019 Growth expected in Nebraska econom, despite lagging farm income KLKN-TV https://www.klkntv.com/story/39981120/growth-expected-in-nebraska-economy-despite-lagging-farm-income
2/17/2019 Don Walton: Legislative pressure, Democrats and Isaiah Roby News-PressNow http://www.newspressnow.com/news/national/don-walton-legislative-pressure-democrats-and-isaiah-roby/article_f02a95b5-48c3-50ca-b945-0dc948f65efd.html
2/17/2019 Don Walton: Legislative pressure, Democrats and Isaiah Roby The Neighbor https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/don-walton-legislative-pressure-democrats-and-isaiah-roby/article_0f01c066-7d3c-59a3-a6a7-836fb0ff32d5.html
2/17/2019 Nebraska's economy is expected to grow, but low farm incomes dampen prospects through 2021 Omaha World Herald https://www.omaha.com/money/agriculture/nebraska-s-economy-is-expected-to-grow-but-low-farm/article_c4dd70f8-bbea-521b-8385-e6743645d925.html
2/16/2019 Grow Lincoln 2/16/19 Seg 4 - Eric Thompson, UNL - Does a college education pay for itself? KLIN / Grow Lincoln https://soundcloud.com/1400-klin/grow-lincoln-21619-seg-4-eric-thompson-unl-college-of-business-does-a-college-education-pay-for-itself
2/15/2019 Farm Income Lagging, but Growth Expected in Nebraska Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/farm-income-lagging-but-growth-expected-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=economics&regionName=news_feed
2/15/2019 Farm Income Lagging, but Growth Expected in Nebraska Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/farm-income-still-lagging-but-solid-economic-growth-expected-in-nebraska/
2/15/2019 Growth expected in Nebraska econom, despite lagging farm income NTVABC https://nebraska.tv/news/local/growth-expected-in-neb-despite-lagging-farm-economy
2/15/2019 State economy poised to continue grwoth despite ag weakness Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/agriculture/state-economy-poised-to-continue-growth-despite-ag-weakness/article_f8a54711-4c07-552a-ac52-e0b3b2a61503.html
2/14/2019 Study: Nebraska ethanol industry seeing growth Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/agriculture/study-nebraska-ethanol-industry-seeing-growth/article_eb75f990-41ef-57af-abb5-7de660b7f46c.html
2/14/2019 UNL Study Shows Ethanol Industry's Economic Impact At Over $4.2 Billion Dollars Radio 570 WNAX https://wnax.com/news/180081-unl-study-shows-ethanol-industrys-economic-impact-at-over-4-2-billion-dollars/
2/13/2019 New study reveals positve economic impacts of Nebraska's ethanol industry Norfolk Daily News http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/new-study-reveals-positive-economic-impacts-of-nebraska-s-ethanol/article_9b08a45c-2fa0-11e9-8d44-a7e030a5b389.html
2/13/2019 New study reveals positve economic impacts of Nebraska's ethanol industry KTIC 107.9Bull http://kticradio.com/agricultural/new-study-reveals-positive-economic-impacts-of-nebraskas-ethanol-industry/
2/12/2019 Economic Impacts of the Nebraska Ethanol and Ethanol Co-Products Industry 2015-2017 IANR https://agecon.unl.edu/ethanolimpacts
2/12/2019 New Study Shows Positive Impact On Nebraska’s Economy From Ethanol KLIN http://www.klin.com/2019/02/12/new-study-shows-positive-impact-on-nebraskas-economy-from-ethanol/
2/8/2019 January Surveys: Nebraska Business and Consumers Are Resolute Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/january-surveys-nebraska-businesses-and-consumers-are-resolute/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=news_feed
2/8/2019 January Surveys: Nebraska Business and Consumers Are Resolute Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/january-surveys-nebraska-businesses-consumers-are-resolute/
2/8/2019 UNL Survey: Business confidence rose in January NTVABC https://nebraska.tv/news/local/unl-survey-business-confidence-rose-in-january
2/8/2019 Nebraska Business and Consumers Are Optimistic Heading Into the New Year KLIN http://www.klin.com/2019/02/08/nebraska-businesses-and-consumers-are-optimistic-heading-into-the-new-year/
2/8/2019 Consumer, business confidence strong in January Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/consumer-business-confidence-strong-in-january/article_399a6f91-0554-53a1-a037-bdb83bb1f2ae.html
1/25/2019 Nebraska leading indicator remains strong in December Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-leading-indicator-remains-strong-in-december/ 
1/25/2019 Nebraska Leading Indicator Remains Strong in December Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/nebraska-leading-indicator-remains-strong-in-december/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile 
1/25/2019 Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – January 2019 BBR Podcast / YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y25uP0SfVJ8 
1/19/2019 Nebraska's low jobless rate seen as mixed economic message Omaha World Herald https://www.omaha.com/money/nebraska-s-low-jobless-rate-seen-as-mixed-economic-message/article_0ecffbe2-40ad-5790-b28d-50c6957f0e42.html
1/18/2019 Nebraska's low jobless rate seen as mixed economic message AP news https://www.apnews.com/d5a78bb9f17c4af09a4ea691ff5bafe8
1/18/2019 Nebraska's low jobless rate seen as mixed economic message Herald - Whig https://www.whig.com/article/20190118/AP/301189871#
1/17/2019 Husker Athletics helping the Lincoln Economy 10/11 news https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Husker-athletics-helping-the-Lincoln-economy--504524282.html
1/4/2019 Consumer Confidence falls in UNL survey Lincoln Journal Star https://journalstar.com/business/local/consumer-confidence-falls-in-unl-survey/article_0d7b5c45-2acb-5734-9b3b-5a6143fba6c4.html
1/4/2019 December Surveys: Consumer Confidence Falls in Nebraska  Business News https://business.unl.edu/news/december-surveys-consumer-confidence-falls-in-nebraska/?contentGroup=bbr_reports&regionName=tile
1/4/2019 December Surveys: Consumer Confidence Falls in Nebraska  Nebraska Today https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/december-surveys-consumer-confidence-falls-in-nebraska/#.XC99h0fU01s.twitter