Business Resources

Bureau of Business Research – University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Bureau of Business Research is an economic and business research unit within the UNL College of Business which conducts research regarding the businesses environment and entrepreneurial conditions in regional and local economies.


The Bureau of Business Research (BBR) is an economic and business research entity of the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Located in the Department of Economics, the BBR provides value-added data and conducts original research regarding the business environment and entrepreneurial conditions in state and local economies in Nebraska, the Great Plains and the nation. The Bureau also provides faculty with research opportunities and trains students of economics and business in the conduct of research on timely economic and business topics.

In the field of entrepreneurship, the BBR conducts research on the health of entrepreneurial ecosystems, the influence of local market information and public policy on entrepreneurial activity, and the contributions of entrepreneurs to economic growth. 

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City (Specialty)
  • Nebraska Business Issues (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Market Research
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Recruiting Assistance

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)


  • Market Research
  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast (Specialty)

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
Contact Information
Eric Thompson
523AA Hawks Hall, College of Business
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588