The Data Bank at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) invites you to attend its 18th Annual Data Users Conference Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at the Central New Mexico Community College Workforce Training Center. The Annual Data Users Conference is New Mexico’s premier forum for both beginning and professional data users in the state and surrounding areas.

Over the years, the Data Users Conference has become a valued learning experience for businesses, government agencies, service organizations, information providers, and students. Attendees should plan on a data-filled day.

This year’s plenary session features Census Bureau speakers on new tools for data retrieval, Census Business Builder and 2020 Decennial preparations. Additionally, Robert Rhatigan, of UNM Geospatial Population Studies, will discuss annual population estimates and projections for the state of New Mexico.

The luncheon speaker features BBER’s Director Jeff Mitchell. Mitchell will present a review of New Mexico's recent economic performance and a short-term economic outlook boldly right after the elections.

The conference breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics which should be of interest to business and U.S. Census data users alike. Additionally, two speakers will cover Foreign Trade Data.

The first from the Economic Indicators Division of the US Census Bureau to cover statistics collected by the bureau under title 13 on all goods valued at more than $2,500 shipped out of the country. The second, Steve Beleu, a knowledgeable national trainer on foreign trade data will cover other federal government sources of export data. Businesses interested in exporting goods should find this information valuable.

Other speakers will cover topics on RGIS mapping, American Fact Finder, and Labor Market Information. A full list of speakers is available at the NM Data Users Conference page.

Early-registration is $55 per person (by Nov. 2); $65 (after Nov. 2) and $75 the day of the conference. 

Registration includes: all conference materials, continental breakfast, beverage breaks, and a buffet luncheon.

For more information, a draft agenda and links for registration, visit: NM Data Users Conference  or call (505) 277-3038.

BBER is working with Central New Mexico Community College Small Business Development Center to host the conference at the CNM Workforce Training Center, which is just off of I-25. Take the Alameda exit and head west to San Mateo Blvd., turning north to Eagle Rock Avenue (Google map). The CNM Workforce Training Center venue allows for some breakouts to be in a hands-on computer lab.