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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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Irwin-Gish, Sheri
Executive Director
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Thompson, Eric
Karl H. Nelson Professor of Economics
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Report: Nebraska's Economic Growth Expected to Slow in 2018

Recent News

Date Article Title Source
5/1/2020 Grand Island Independent  Hall County’s unemployment claims drop entering into May
4/29/2020 Lincoln Journal Star  UNL economic indicator plunges in March 
4/29/2020 KRVN Nebraska Indicator: Sharp Drop in the Economic Outlook for Nebraska
4/29/2020 NET Nebraska  Report shows hit to Nebraska's economy; author predicts full recovery will take until next year
4/29/2020 KSNB Local 4  UNL report finds rapid decline in Nebraska economy in March
4/29/2020 McCook Daily Gazette  Nebraska indicator: Sharp drop in economic outlook for state
4/29/2020 Business News Nebraska Indicator: Sharp Drop in the Economic Outlook for Nebraska
4/28/2020 Nebraska Today Nebraska indicator: Sharp drop in economic outlook for state
4/28/2020 BBR Podcast / YouTube Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – April 2020
4/25/2020 KLIN / Grow Lincoln Eric Thompson, UNL - Economic forecast
4/22/2020 Nebraska Today 3 Husker undergraduates earn Boren Awards
4/22/2020 YouTube BBR Scholar Poster Presentations | Spring 2020
4/16/2020 NTV Gov. Ricketts expands childcare options and releases business survey
4/15/2020 KNEB Gov. Ricketts Issues Executive Order to Provide Childcare Relief, Announces COVID-19 Business Response Survey
4/15/2020 KNEB Statewide Business Survey launched on COVID-19 impacts
4/12/2020 Grand Island Independent  Confidence in Nebraska economy falls during March
4/10/2020 Lincoln Journal Star Business, consumer confidence falls in March
4/10/2020 Business News Confidence in the Nebraska Economy Falls During March
4/10/2020 Nebraska Today Confidence in the Nebraska economy falls during March
4/4/2020 Lincoln Journal Star Biz bits: How low will the Nebraska economy go?
4/2/2020 Columbus Telegram  Nebraska shatters unemployment claims record set last week 
4/2/2020 Cherokee Tribune Ledger News  Nebraska shatters unemployment claims record set last week 
4/2/2020 Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska shatters unemployment claims record set last week
3/31/2020 BBR Podcast / YouTube Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – March 2020
3/26/2020 Sioux City Journal  New weekly jobless claims in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota surge amid coronavirus outbreak 
3/26/2020 Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska sees a 'tidal wave' of unemployment claims 
3/26/2020 Fremont Tribune  Nebraska sees a 'tidal wave' of unemployment claims
3/23/2020 Webinar Recording / YouTube Nebraska BBR Webinar: Energy Efficiency and Building Characteristics: The Case of Public Buildings
3/21/2020 Lincoln Journal Star State, national economy 'needs a vaccine,' experts say 
3/21/2020 Norfolk Daily News State, national economy 'needs a vaccine,' experts say
3/14/2020 KLIN / Grow Lincoln Grow Lincoln 3/14/20 - 4 UNL College of Business - the big economic picture
3/12/2020 Omaha World-Herald Empty stands, hotel rooms, restaurants: the economic toll of coronavirus in Nebraska 
3/9/2020 1011now No need to panic': A Lincoln investment group wants people to keep their stocks
3/8/2020 Lincoln Journal Star Multiple jobs fulfill multiple interests for Lincoln workers
3/6/2020 Lincoln Journal Star UNL survey shows confidence remains high
3/6/2020 KLKN Coronavirus changing how consumers spend
3/6/2020 Business News Confidence Solid before Growing Virus Concerns 
3/6/2020 Nebraska Today Consumer, business confidence solid before COVID-19 concerns 
2/26/2020 Business News Nebraska Indicator: Little Change in Leading Indicator in the New Year
2/26/2020 Nebraska Today Little change in leading indicator in new year
2/26/2020 Lincoln Journal Star UNL economic indicator falls in January
2/25/2020 BBR Podcast / YouTube Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – February 2020
2/22/2020 Lincoln Journal Star Lincoln teacher balances day job with side hustles
2/12/2020 Norfolk Daily News State sees surge in consumer confidence 
2/8/2020 KLIN / Grow Lincoln Grow Lincoln 2/8/20 - 1 Eric Thompson
2/7/2020 Lincoln Journal Star Consumer confidence rises in January; business confidence falls 
2/7/2020 Business News Resolutions and Confidence for Nebraska Households in the New Year
2/7/2020 Business News Resolutions and Confidence for Nebraska Households in the New Year
2/7/2020 Nebraska Today Consumer confidence surges, business confidence falls in January
2/7/2020 Business News Achievements for February 2020
1/22/2020 Business News Strong Business Expectations Suggest Further Growth
1/22/2020 Lincoln Journal Star UNL economic indicator rises in December 
1/21/2020 Nebraska Today Nebraska indicator: Strong business expectations suggest further growth
1/21/2020 BBR Podcast / YouTube Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – January 2020
1/13/2020 KLIN An End Of Year Surge In Nebraska Businesses
1/11/2020 KLIN / Grow Lincoln Grow Lincoln 1/11/20 - 4 Dr. Eric Thompson, UNL
1/10/2020 KSNB Local 4 Nebraska businesses liked what they saw in December
1/10/2020 Business News End of Year Surge in Nebraska Business Confidence
1/10/2020 Nebraska Today Nebraska business confidence spikes at year’s end
1/9/2020 KTIC Student fellows’ impact in rural communities valued at $111K
1/8/2020 Lincoln Journal Star UNL economic indicator climbs in November
1/8/2020 NTVabc Economic indicator predicting modest growth in 2020
1/8/2020 NET Nebraska State Economists Predict Modest Economic Growth Over Next 6 Months
1/8/2020 Business News Nebraska Indicator: Modest Growth for State
1/8/2020 Nebraska Today Nebraska indicator suggests modest economic growth for state
1/7/2020 Nebraska Today Student fellows' impact in rural communities valued at $111K
1/6/2020 Webinar Recording / YouTube Nebraska BBR Webinar: The Nebraska Economic Forecast
1/6/2020 BBR Podcast / YouTube Nebraska Bureau of Business Research Leading Economic Indicator – December 2019