The Bureau of Business and Economic Research is a research department within the School of Business Administration at The University of Montana, Missoula. We produce a variety of economic and industry data including annual economic forecasts for the United States as well as Montana, its industries, and counties. Five functional areas make up the Bureau of Business and Economic Research:
In addition to these five areas, the Bureau also houses the Montana Kids Count Program, a collaborative effort to collect data concerning Montana's children and families. The Bureau was founded in 1948 to monitor the state's economic and business conditions. Over the years we have expanded from a staff of four to a research department of 18 full-time employees and more than a dozen part-time workers. Bureau data assists businesses, government agencies, and individuals across Montana. We field thousands of requests each year from people seeking information ranging from inflation rates to county demographics to business startup tips. This Web site was designed to provide you with information pertinent to Montana's economy. Don't hesitate to call on Bureau staff members to assist you.