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New director takes helm at UNM’s BBER

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jeffrey Mitchell has been named the new director of the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

MITCHELL: Succeeds Lee Reynis at BBER

MITCHELL: Succeeds Lee Reynis at BBER

REYNIS: Most employment sectors adding jobs

REYNIS: Most employment sectors adding jobs

Mitchell succeeds Lee Reynis, who retired as director but remains at BBER as a research professor of economics.

Mitchell joined BBER in 2003 as a senior research scientist. He studied community- and arts and culture-based economic development, nonprofit strategic planning, affordable housing and broadband access economic impacts.

He has overseen data collection and model development for BBER’s state-level economic forecast since 2010.

Mitchell was on the faculties of Clark University in Worcester, Mass., New Mexico State University and at UNM before joining BBER. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Venezuela and an international economist with Chase Econometrics.

He earned economics and political science degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate degree in geography from Clark.

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