Dave Senf has been a labor market analyst with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for 10 years. His main responsibilities are short-term and long-term industry and occupational employment projections. He is also a regular contributor to the Minnesota Employment Review and TRENDS. He co-authored the agency's contribution to the 2002 Economic Report to the Governor. Dave has a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana and a master's degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He has been involved with research in regional economics since 1978 and worked for a consulting firm and at the University of Minnesota during the 1980s.