B.E.B.R. – Bureau of Economic and Business Research


To collect, analyze and generate economic and demographic data on Florida and its local areas.

To conduct economic and demographic research that will inform public policy and business decision making.

To distribute data and research findings throughout the state and the nation.

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BEBR was Founded in 1930 and is part of the UF college of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

BEBR Produces Florida’s Official State and Local Population Estimates and Projections. These estimates and projections are used for distributing state revenue-sharing dollars to cities and counties in Florida and for budgeting, planning and policy analysis by state and local government agencies, businesses, researchers, the media, and members of the general public.

BEBR Published The Florida Statistical Abstract Each Year From 1967 to 2011 and now offers customized secondary data services. BEBR continues to be the leading siurce of data about Florida and its cities and counties, providing information on population, housing, employment, income, education, health, tourism, elections, and much more.

BEBR Conducts Florida’s Monthly Consumer Sentiment Survey And Surveys for clients such as the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Public Service Commission, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the RAND Corporation, and academic researchers at UF and other universities. The monthly consumer attitude survey monitors changes in the Consumer Sentiment of Floridians, providing an important indicator of the state’s economic outlook.

BEBR Provides Employment And Training for many graduate and undergraduate students each year, making it possible for them to support themselves financially and enhancing their job skills and credentials.

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