Bureau of Business Research


Date of this Version



Published in Business in Nebraska (August 1966) No. 263, 6 pages.


Income and Employment Growth in Nebraska (Ronald A. Wykstra)

Overall changes in the income, population, and labor force characteristics of the Nebraska economy during the present century provide sweeping insights into the long-term performance or the economy of the state.

Business Summary (E. L. Burgess)

May's dollar volume of business in Nebraska increased 17.2% from May, 1965 and decreased 1.8% from April, 1966. The U.S. dollar volume followed the same pattern increasing 9.8% over last year and decreasing 2.1% from last month. Compared to last year Nebraska's physical volume index rose 8.1% and the U.S. physical volume index rose 6.4%. In Nebraska all but one of the individual series increased from last year. Electricity produced (-4.1%) was the only indicator to decrease. In the U.S. all indicators increased over May, 1965. Bank Debits, Manufacturing employment, and Gasoline sales were the only Nebraska indicators increasing from April, 1966.

Reviews (Dorothy Switzer)

The above publications of the Research Program in Marketing at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Berkeley cover subjects about which Nebraska businessmen frequently make inquiry of the Bureau of Business Research. The collection of papers in New Research in Marketing includes topics which range from abstract models to practical operating models, and even the more abstract may be found to have practical adaptions.

Economic Future for Water (Dr. V. Lewis Bassie)

Pressure is building up to find remedies for the related problems of water supply and water quality. Congress is in ferment, with several bills under consideration. President Johnson has commended a reorganization to make existing programs more effective. Many states are planning their own water programs. The urgency of action is dictated by the facts of a deteriorating situation. Pressures of expanding population and industry on a limited resource are by themselves enough to create sever shortages; they are aggravated by the tragic wastes of pollution inherent in the traditional policies for haphazard development and the selfish practices of the spoilers.