The SBBER staff conducts research related to economic, demographic, and business issues that impact Tennessee and the surrounding Mid-South states. Research projects have included:
- Economic impact studies,
- Revenue forecasting,
- Survey research,
- Information technology projects,
- Education and training studies,
- Labor market analyses,
- Welfare reform evaluations,
- Economic development strategic plans and reviews, and
- Geographic information systems services.
The Bureau employs professional and support staff members that include Ph.D./Ed.D. economists and researchers, Masters-level research associates and IT professionals, graduate students, and student workers. The SBBER is also home to three associated research centers: the Center for Manpower Studies, the Center for Real Estate Research, and the Applied Information Technology Center.