Center for Business and Economic Research News

Government, Industry Leaders to Discuss Sustainable Business and Tourism

UT Knoxville’s Center for Sustainable Business and Tourism and Center for Business and Economic Research will host two events that showcase sustainable business, environment, and communities. On Tuesday, March 29, commissioners from state government will participate in a panel discussion on sustainable transportation and tourism and attracting green businesses to Tennessee. On Thursday, March 31, a panel featuring regional industry leaders will focus on structuring and operating sustainable businesses.

UT Center Analyzes Census Numbers; State Population Trends Toward Cities

Tennessee’s population is trending with the nation by shifting from rural areas toward urban areas. Twenty-five counties in Tennessee exceeded the state’s 11.5 percent growth rate from 2000 to 2010, while 70 counties grew at a slower pace according to 2010 census data released today. The Tennessee State Data Center, which is housed in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Business and Economic Research, will continue to analyze the results of the 2010 census over the coming weeks and months.

UT Report: Economy Continues to Rebound at Slow Rate

It will take years for the U.S. and Tennessee economies to recover, and they may never look quite the same as they did before the recession. Still, they are recovering. This is the forecast in the 2011 Economic Report to the Governor, an annual report prepared by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

UT Center Analyzes Census Numbers, State Growing Faster than Nation

Tennessee’s population is outpacing the nation’s. The United States Census Bureau released the first results of the 2010 census Dec. 21. The results show Tennessee’s population increased 11.5 percent to 6,346,105. By comparison, the U.S. population increased 9.7 percent to 308,745,538. Tennessee’s census information is analyzed by the Tennessee State Data Center which is housed within UT Knoxville’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

UT Study: Satisfaction with TennCare Highest in History

TennCare, the state’s expanded Medicaid program offering medical assistance for low-income children, pregnant women and disabled adults, received its highest satisfaction score to date from its recipients. That was among the findings in a survey recently released by UT Knoxville’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

UT Report to the Governor: State Economy Improving S-L-O-W-L-Y

It took more than two years to get into this economic mess, and it’s likely going to take more than two years from now to get out of it. Simply put, that’s the forecast in the 2010 Economic Report to the Governor, an annual report prepared by the Center for Business and Economic Research at UT Knoxville.

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.