The Data Bank at The University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) invites all New Mexico data users to attend its 25th annual data users conference. The in-person, full-day event is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the CNM Workforce Training Center. 

The annual conference is New Mexico’s premier forum for both beginning and professional data users in the state and its surrounding areas. Anyone who is working on a grant, doing economic development, working with Census data, or doing research will benefit from the numerous sessions offered. The New Mexico Data Users Conference is often hailed by attendees as a valued learning experience for private businesses, government agencies, service organizations, information providers, researchers, and students all across New Mexico.

The plenary session features Census Bureau speakers on new products, tools, and upcoming data releases. Robert Rhatigan, director of UNM Geospatial and Population Studies, and researcher Jacqueline Miller will be on hand with the annual population estimates and state projections in addition to an update on the 2030 Census preparations underway. Michael O’Donnell, director of BBER, will present a review of New Mexico's recent economic performance and a short-term economic outlook. Breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics including the Economic Census, tribal data, interactive mapping data, labor market information and more.

Registration is open at different pricing tiers now. Through September, per-person fees including breakfast and lunch are $65. From Oct. 1 through Nov. 2, registration is $80 per person. Last-minute registration, including the day of, is $90 per person. The CNM Workforce Training Center is located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113.

A complete conference schedule, agenda and speaker updates, and registration are available at under the data tab. Anyone interested may also call the BBER Data Bank at (505) 277-3038 or email Suzan Reagan at

The  University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research is a recognized expert in providing socioeconomic data and forecasting in New Mexico. With more than 75 years of experience, BBER’s research team provides economic forecasting as well as economic research services and data communication tools tailored to the needs of clients – public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic – seeking to understand and shape public policy on the state, regional, and local levels. 

BBER’s services and research help leaders in the Land of Enchantment to understand, forecast and identify trends and changing economic markets across the state of New Mexico in order to inform decision-making.

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