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Tennessee Data Center Releases Resources for Study of State Population

Tennessee has seen an 11.5 percent overall growth in population since 2000. The older population in the state also has increased 21.3 percent since then, outpacing the nation. These and other demographic trends can be examined through several free resources being offered to the media and interested residents by the State Data Center, based at UT.

UT Report Examines Growth, Impact of Hispanic Population in Tennessee

Despite having the third-fastest growing Hispanic population in the country, the size of Tennessee’s Latino population is still smaller than the national average. That’s according to a study recently released by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The report examines the impact of Hispanic population growth on the state’s economy, labor force, education system, and social services sector.

WSJ: State, Local Fiscal Burdens Drag on Economic Recovery

The Wall Street Journal featured UT economics professor Bill Fox in this story about state and local fiscal burdens and their strain on economic recovery. Fox noted a political pitfall: Taxpayers may say they want fiscal prudence but it still is hard for some to accept that their tax money is being redirected to a bank

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UT Study: Number of Uninsured Children Decreases, TennCare Satisfaction Remains High

The number of uninsured children in Tennessee has declined compared to last year, while the number of adults without insurance has remained the same, according to a study released today by UT Knoxville’s Center for Business and Economic Research. Increased enrollment in TennCare, the state’s medical assistance program for those with low income, and CoverKids, a program for children eighteen and younger, are possible reasons for this decrease, according to the study.

Magazine Names UT’s Bill Fox to Its All-Decade State Tax Team

State Tax Notes magazine recently printed a list of the most influential people in the state and local tax world during the past 10 years. Bill Fox, director and professor of economics at the Center for Business and Economic Research at UT Knoxville, is part of that all-decade team.

UT Study: Tennessee Schools Face Widening Teacher Gap

The number of teachers in Tennessee public school systems will not keep up with future demand, forcing school systems to look elsewhere, including out of state, to find teachers to educate the state’s growing population of school-age children. That is the major finding in “Supply and Demand for Teachers in Tennessee,” a study released today by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at UT Knoxville.

UT Study: UT Knoxville Campus Has More Than $900M Impact on State Economy

A new study shows that the combined economic impact of UT Knoxville on the state of Tennessee is more than $915 million. Because of the broad range of purchasing and relationships that the campus and its employees have statewide, UT economists say this impact translates to 1.8 additional jobs for every person working on campus, and $3.10 in income for every dollar directly earned by university employees.