In the News

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
W.W. Marshall Associate Professor of Economics, Director of the Bureau of Business Research

BBR Featured News Items

Date Organization Headline
1/12/16 Is Omaha a credit to Obama? It’s arguable, economists say
1/08/16 Survey: State's businesses mixed on economy for 1st half of 2016
12/29/15 Nebraska’s economy should pick up speed in second
12/28/15 The Grand Island Independent Nebraska’s economy should pick up speed in second quarter of 2016, economists say
12/21/15 Nebraska tops in personal income growth in Q3
12/18/15 UNL economists see strengthening in 2nd quarter of 2016
12/18/15 Reports paint different picture of Nebraska economy
12/10/15 Nebraska farm income expected to reach a 6-year low in 2016 before rebounding
12/10/15 CBA News Three-year Nebraska Economic Forecast
12/9/15 UNL today Forecast: Ag income still in doldrums; other sectors will grow
12/9/15 UNL today Forecast: Ag income still in doldrums; other sectors will grow
12/4/15 UNL today Economic survey shows businesses' optimism returns in Nebraska
12/4/15 KLIN News Talk 1400 AM Business Optimism Is Up In Nebraska
12/3/15 UNL survey shows business optimism
11/20/15 Nebraska's economy is expected to grow in early 2016
11/20/15 UNL today Nebraska's leading indicator rebounds during October
11/20/15 Reports give mixed outlook for state's economy
11/20/15 CBA News Nebraska’s Leading Indicator Rebounds in October
11/6/15 UNL Today Nebraska businesses less optimistic about sales growth
11/6/15 Business pessimism grows in UNL survey
10/18/15 Nebraska Sees a Dip in a Leading Indicator
10/16/15 Nebraska economic indicator turns down, first time in six months
10/16/15 Indicator sees slowed economic growth in Nebraska
10/16/15 UNL Today Leading Economic Indicator drops for first time in 6 months
10/6/15 The Daily Nebraskan Nebraska business owners pessimistic about future market, study says
10/2/15 UNL Today Survey shows Nebraska businesses less optimistic about sales
9/23/15 The Daily Nebraskan Nebraska’s economy showing signs of growth
9/18/2015 Nebraska's leading economic indicator up again
9/18/2015 CBA News Continued Growth in Nebraska Leading Indicator
9/18/2015 UNL index foresees expansion of Nebraska's economy through February
9/18/2015 UNL Today Nebraska business expectations, labor market fuel economic growth
9/4/2015 UNL Today Nebraska businesses still positive about the economy
8/25/15 U.S. raises farm income forecast
8/21/2015 State's economic readings continue to diverge
8/21/2015 UNL Newsroom Slight rise in economic indicator suggests continued growth
8/21/2015 CBA News Modest Uptick in Nebraska Leading Indicator
8/21/2015 Index foresees consistent economic growth for Nebraska into 2016
8/7/2015 UNL Newsroom Nebraska businesses stay optimistic, UNL survey shows
8/6/2015 jUNL Newsroom UNL in the national news: July 2015
8/3/2015 Creighton, UNL economic predictions diverge
7/25/2015 Nebraska businesses feeling optimistic about growth in sales, employment
7/24/2015 WOWT NBC Omaha / Channel 6 UNL Report: Nebraska to See Economic Report Through 2015
7/24/2015 UNL Newsroom Nebraska to see economic growth through 2015
7/24/2015 CBA News The Nebraska Leading Indicator Higher Again
7/23/15 Fortune Magazine How this state ended up with America's lowest unemployment rate
7/16/15 Lincoln Journal Star Farm Bureau asks local politicians to hold the line on spending
7/13/15 Lincoln Journal Star Editorial, 7/14: Long-term view on farm income
7/10/15 CBA Nebraska Businesses Optimistic About Sales and Employment
7/10/15 WOWT Nebraska Businesses Optimistic about Sales, Employment
7/10/15 UNL Today Survey: Nebraska businesses optimistic about sales, employment
7/8/15 Fox Business Economists anticipate nearly 45 percent drop in Nebraska farm income this year
7/8/15 UNL Today Forecast shows Nebraska farm income to drop sharply in 2015
7/8/15 McCook Gazette Nebraska farm income to drop by nearly 45 percent
7/8/15 The News & Observer Nebraska farm income expected to drop by nearly 45 percent
7/8/15 WOWT Nebraska Farm Income to Drop Sharply in 2015
7/8/15 Omaha World Herald Nebraska farm income expected to drop 45% this year, then stabilize
6/23/15 WNAX Nebraska Unemployment still Nation’s Lowest
6/19/15 Lincoln Journal Star Strong growth projected for Lincoln’s economy
6/19/15 NTV ABC Strong Business Expectations Nudge Nebraska Economic Indicator Upward
6/19/15 UNL Today Nebraska economic indicator nudges higher
6/19/15 CBA The Nebraska Leading Indicator Nudges Higher
6/19/15 Omaha World Herald UNL report suggests robust conditions for Nebraska through 2015
6/15/15 Lincoln Journal Star Lincoln, Omaha named best places to find a job
6/8/15 NTV ABC Survey: Positive Outlook for Sales, Employment from Nebraska Businesses
6/5/15 UNL Today Survey: Nebraska businesses optimistic about jobs
6/5/15 WOWT May survey shows Nebraska Businesses Optimistic About Jobs
6/5/15 CBA May Survey: Nebraska Businesses Remain Very Optimistic
6/1/15 Norfolk Daily News Research grants explore improvements to rural communities
5/19/15 Lincoln Journal Star Per capita income fell only in Nebraska last year
5/17/15 Grand Island Independent Nebraska wheat crop down 18 percent
5/15/15 Lincoln Journal Star Economic indicator shows strong growth
5/15/15 CBA Improving Outlook for Nebraska Businesses
5/15/15 Omaha World Herald Nebraska economic index points to growth
5/15/15 UNL Today Economic Outlook improves for Nebraska businesses
5/8/15 Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska businesses show optimism in survey
5/8/15 CBA April Survey: Nebraska Businesses Report Record Optimism
5/8/15 UNL Today Nebraska Businesses Report Record Optimism
4/21/15 WNAX Radio Nebraska on Track for Economic Growth
4/21/15 Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska’s jobless rate lowest in 17 years
4/17/15 Lincoln Journal Star Economic indicator rises for 4th straight month
4/17/15 CBA Leading Indicator: Nebraska Remains On Track for Growth
4/17/15 Omaha World Herald Nebraska economic growth expected to be solid, not rapid
4/17/15 UNL Today Economic indicator: Nebraska remains on track for growth
4/15/15 1011now New Study Details Ethanol Boom in Nebraska
4/3/15 UNL Today State’s businesses grow more optimistic
4/3/15 CBA State Business Grow More Optimistic for 2015
3/26/15 Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska’s income growth slowest among states in 2014
3/26/15 Lincoln Journal Star Lancaster County grows past 300,000 milestone
3/20/15 NTV ABC Nebraska’s Economic Indicator Sees Little Change in February
3/20/15 Lincoln Journal Star State economic indicator flat in February
3/20/15 CBA Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator Flat in February
3/20/15 WOWT Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator Flat in February
3/20/15 Omaha World Herald Flat index doesn’t derail Nebraska’s economic outlook
3/20/15 UNL Today Nebraska’s economic indicator flat in February
3/12/15 NPR Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find a Welcoming Home in the Midwest
3/6/15 Survey: Optimism for Job Growth in Nebraska Continues in 2015
3/6/15 CBA February Survey: Optimism for Job Growth Maintained
3/6/15 net Nebraska Steady Economic Growth, New Jobs in Construction and Other Areas in Nebraska Long-Range Forecast
3/6/15 UNL Today Business survey tracks continued optimism for job growth
3/2/15 NPR A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down
2/23/15 WNAX Radio Nebraska Economy Struggling
2/23/15 Nebraska Radio Network State economy poised for mid-year spurt
2/20/15 UNL Today Leading Economic Indicator: Nebraska economy to accelerate
2/20/15 CBA A Rising Leading Economic Indicator Forecast in Nebraska
2/20/15 Lincoln Journal Star Business index shows optimism for growth
2/20/15 Omaha World-Herald Optimism for Nebraska’s economy grows, UNL economist says
2/11/2015 UNL Newsroom Olson Seminars open with talk on controversial state taxes
2/9/15 Nebraska Radio Network Nebraska businesses remain optimistic about hiring
2/6/15 NTV ABC Nebraska Businesses Still Optimistic About Jobs
2/6/15 CBA Newsroom January Survey: Nebraska Business Maintain Optimism for Employment Growth
2/6/2015 UNL Newsroom Nebraska businesses remain optimistic about jobs
2/2/15 Huffington Post Business Here are the Best Cities To Find A Job In 2015