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The Nebraska Economic Forecast - December 13, 2019

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Spring 2020 Webinar Line-Up

February 28, 2020 - The Economic Impact of Nebraska Military Assets and Spending – FY 2018 Update (Mitch Herian and Phil O’Donnell)

The Bureau of Business Research partnered with the Nebraska Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs to examine the economic impact of federal spending on military assets and support for veterans in Nebraska. This webinar will present the FY2018 update in these areas.

Mitchel Herian, project director, Nebraska Bureau of Business Research and Phil O’Donnell, military affairs liaison, Nebraska Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs are the cohosts of this session. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts during the Q&A session.

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March 20, 2020 - Energy Efficiency and Building Characteristics: The Case of Public Buildings (David Rosenbaum)

The Nebraska Department of Energy and Environment is working to improve energy efficiency in public buildings. The Bureau of Business Research (Bureau) has developed a unique tool that estimates energy usage in public buildings based on building characteristics. It also estimates the energy savings, as well as environmental and economic impacts of proposed energy efficiency investments.

David Rosenbaum, associate director of the Bureau of Business Research and professor of economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will host this session. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts during the Q&A session.

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April 10, 2020 - Nebraska Thriving Index: How to use the interactive Comparison Tool (Mitch Herian)

The Rural Futures Institute (RFI) at the University of Nebraska (NU) has funded an expanded research team of faculty and students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Bureau of Business Research (Bureau), the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Nebraska Extension Community Vitality Initiative to create first economic and quality of life benchmarking tool for rural Nebraska.

Mitch Herian, project director of the Bureau of Business Research, will demonstrate how to use the Interactive Comparison Tool he has developed for this project. There are currently 8 regions and 48 charts available through the online web tool. A full report can also be downloaded by visiting RFI’s website at ruralfutures.nebraska.edu/nethrivingindex.

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May 7, 2020 - The Nebraska Economic Forecast (Eric Thompson)

The Nebraska Economic Forecast is produced as a collaboration by the Nebraska Business Forecast Council and the Nebraska Bureau of Business Research (Bureau). The forecast includes the outlook for farm income and non-farm employment as well as expectations for key industries such as manufacturing, construction, health care, retail, finance and services. National economic outlook and expected trends in both personal income and taxable sales in Nebraska are also among the top topics that are covered in the forecast.

Eric Thompson, Karl H. Nelson Professor of Economics, the director of the Bureau and the author of the final report, will host this webinar session. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts during the Q&A session. A full report will be available on the Bureau’s website on May 7. Please visit go.unl.edu/bin-archive to review or download the current and past Business in Nebraska (BIN) reports.

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