Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research News

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.

Report: Tennessee, US Economies to Stay Steady in 2017

The Tennessee and US economies are projected to stay on “steady footing” in 2017, but some unknown factors, like a new administration and Congress, could have an effect on the path of growth, according to a report released today by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

WBIR Features Bill Fox on Growing Trend of Online Shopping

Bill Fox, director of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, was recently featured by WBIR regarding the growing trend of online shopping. Fox said holiday sales for 2016 showed double digit growth in e-commerce, while in-store sales showed essentially no growth.  He said getting back time and the ability to compare prices easily

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Survey: Tennessee Urban Area Population Increasing

Tennessee’s population, particularly in its urban areas, continues to grow, according to the 2011­–2015 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates released today by the US Census Bureau. A local partner to the bureau, the Tennessee State Data Center, is housed within the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in UT’s Haslam College of Business.

Baker Center Releases Update on Future of Tennessee’s Roadway Funding

In the past three years, many states have increased or introduced new taxes in order to boost roadway funding. Tennessee, however, has made no policy changes and will increasingly confront challenges to its ability to fund roads, according to a new paper by researchers at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.