Valorie Hanni Rice is the business information specialist for the Economic and Business Research Center at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. Her expertise regarding demographic and economic data on Arizona is regularly sought by the center staff as well as the university community, local businesses and general public. The Economic and Business Research Center is a coordinating agency for the Arizona State Data Center (SDC). Valorie has been EBRC’s SDC contact for a number of years, and as such, is a local resource for locating and using U.S. Census Bureau data. Valorie delivers support to many of the department’s research projects and plays an integral part in the Making Action Possible (MAP) Dashboard project. She writes an ongoing column for the Arizona’s Economy publication regarding data releases as well as other occasional articles on demographics and regularly contributes to the center’s social media offerings.
Valorie has a B.A. in Psychology from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), a M.L.S. from the University of Arizona. She is a member of Special Libraries Association, Arizona Library Association, the Association of Public Data Users, and the Association for University Business and Economic Research.