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BBR study demonstrates economic value of Texas public libraries

IC²’s Bureau of Business Research analyzed key library services and found that Texas public libraries had a $2.6 billion economic impact in 2015.  More

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BBR team releases Texas human trafficking estimates

The Bureau of Business Research announces prevalence estimates and economic impact data on human trafficking in a major new study with partners from UT’s Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) and Allies Against Slavery.   More

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Texas Public Libraries: Economic Benefits and Return on Investment, 2017

Public libraries in the State of Texas provide significant economic benefits for their communities. Collectively, in FY2015, Texas public libraries were found to provide $2.628 billion in benefits while costing $566 million, a return on investment of $4.64 for each …  More

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Human Trafficking by the Numbers: The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and Economic Impact for Texas

Report from the Statewide Human Trafficking Mapping Project of Texas, a collaboration among the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) and the Bureau of Business Research at The University of Texas at Austin as well as Allies Against …  More

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Fellow Angelos Angelou delivers 2016-2017 Economic Forecast

IC² Institute Fellow Angelos Angelou headlined the 2016-2017 Economic Forecast, held on January 26 at the Long Center.  More

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Health and Well-Being: Texas Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Study

Final report from a study conducted in 2015 on the prevalence of sexual assault in Texas. The study was based on a statewide telephone survey conducted in English and Spanish using a randomly selected, representative sample of 1,203 adult Texans. …  More

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Who Regulates It? Water Policy and Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas

Hydraulic fracturing, the injection of a pressurized fluid mixture of mostly water, sand and a small amount of chemicals (frac fluids), increases extraction rates and recovery of oil or gas. The technique has become increasingly popular when used in combination …  More

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An Assessment of Mental Health Services for Veterans in the State of Texas

This report describes the complex challenges faced by veterans and their families in seeking, navigating, and attaining adequate mental health care in Texas. There are 1.7 million veterans in Texas, comprising 8.6 percent of the adult population. According to the …  More

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BBR to study scope of human trafficking in Texas

Texas Slavery Mapping Project continues collaboration between Bureau of Business Research and Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  More

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Cold war brewing between Saudi Arabia and Texas: Barchas and Webber of ATI

Opinion by two Directors of the Austin Technology Incubator.  More

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