The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research is partnering with Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to research the effectiveness of initiatives developed under the state’s “Drive to 55” campaign.
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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.
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.
Tennessee’s overall population continues to grow, with the Nashville and Knoxville metropolitan areas seeing the fastest growth rates in the state, according to the 2016 estimates released today by the US Census Bureau.
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.
Tennessee’s General Assembly has two roadway funding proposals this session to address long-term funding of its infrastructure. A report released today by UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research reviews the broader economic impacts of each.
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.
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
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.
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.