Bureau of Business Research

Economic Tools and Data for Researching Texas Business

The Bureau’s mission is to provide Texas businesspeople and policymakers with applied economic research and data to strengthen the state’s business environment.

BBR study demonstrates economic value of Texas public libraries

Dr. Jim Jarrett, BBR Senior Research Scientist, analyzed key library services and found that Texas public libraries had a $2.6 billion economic impact in 2015. Read more
Since its founding in 1926, the BBR has developed a reputation for nonpartisan analysis of economic trends through publications, independent reports, and sponsored research. Since 2005, the BBR has been a research unit of the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.

Our experienced and dedicated staff is ready to answer your questions regarding our research projects or provide you with information on Texas economic conditions. Just send an email to Dr. J. Bruce Kellison, or call 512-475-7813.

Dr. J. Bruce Kellison, Director