Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research News

Survey: Tennessee Median Gross Rents, Commute Times to Work Show Growth

Tennessee’s metropolitan areas experienced an increase in average commute times and median gross rents—which were in line with national trends—according to the 2012–2016 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates released today by the US Census Bureau.

Study: Tennessee Population Growing, Except in Some Rural Counties

While the population in Tennessee’s metropolitan counties is expected to continue to grow, many rural counties are expected to see decreases over the coming decades, according to new projections released Friday, October 6, by UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

Professor Named to President’s Council of Economic Advisers

Marianne Wanamaker

Marianne Wanamaker—an expert on American economic history, education and demography, and labor economics—has been appointed to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers to advise the council on labor and education economics questions.

Census: Tennessee’s Median Age Continues to Grow

Since the 2010 census, Tennessee’s population has continued to age and 2016 was no exception, according to the data released today by the US Census Bureau and disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center.

Census: Murfreesboro among fastest-growing cities in US

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is among the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the United States, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center.

SunTrust Banks CEO to Speak at Economics Forum March 31

SunTrust Banks Inc. Chairman and CEO William H. Rogers Jr., will speak at the spring Knoxville Economics Forum Friday, March 31. The event is being sponsored by the Department of Economics in UT’s Haslam College of Business.