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About the Program

Energy and mining represent nearly 20 percent of what drives Montana's economy. The UM BBER's new Natural Resources and Energy Research Program examines the trends, issues, and factors affecting the outlook for one of the most dynamic and highest paying sectors in the Montana economy. Read more.

Industry Outlook

BBER economists have measured the effects of natural resource development in Montana and the Pacific Northwest since the late 1970s. Our experts uncover the prospects for Montana's new energy boom in BBER's latest Energy Outlook reports.

Research Team

BBER's energy research team brings decades of combined experience in economic forecasting for both the public and private sectors. Program director Terry Johnson, Dr. Paul Polzin and Dr. Patrick Barkey. See bios.

Publications and Reports

Backed by the resources of The University of Montana, BBER designs Energy and Natural Resource studies in a variety of subject areas for respected government and corporate clients. Read about past projects.

Sector Maps

The natural resource and energy sector has economic impacts in a number of Montana counties. To highlight the counties that are impacted, the Bureau has created a series of maps showing production or gross value by various commodities for calendar 2013.