• George Kozmetsky Student Challenge 2021

    Congratulations to the winning teams representing Alice, La Grange, and Van Horn!

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  • Home to Texas Program 2021

    CHANGING THE WORLD STARTS AT HOME. See how UT is supporting future Texas leaders!

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  • Supporting Entrepreneurs in West TX

    Funded by Truist Charitable Trust, Smallbiz.XLR8 completed its summer long entrepreneur training and acceleration for small biz.

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  • March Economic Madness '21 Awards Lufkin

    First ever TEXAS inter-collegiate student challenge focused on issues facing smaller & remote communities.

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  • Regional Economic Recovery Research

    Analysis & findings from IC² & BBR research on Texas communities, by theme.

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  • Regional Studies: Northwest Arkansas

    Understanding the region's opportunities and developing targeted interventions to create a nationally distinctive strategy.

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COVID-19 crisis: How IC² will help Texas communities

Developing regional economic recovery strategies in the wake of the pandemic impact.

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Bureau of Business Research

BBR provides communities & policymakers with evidence-based socio-economic research for a stronger and more resilient Texas.

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Home to Texas

The Home to Texas program provides undergraduates with paid internships in Texas communities outside of our urban corridors.

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The IC² Institute’s mission is to better understand and catalyze communities outside major urban areas to become more collaborative and resilient through a human-centered approach.



Transforming the Pitch Competition – Students Solving Community Challenges

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Leaders at Home and Beyond

As we complete our first year working with the Home to Texas (H2TX) program, we find ourselves reflecting on what leadership looks like.

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Amarillo, Texas: Small Town with a Large Population

Home to Texas Program 2021, Student Blog Series.

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News & Events


George Kozmetsky Student Challenge 2021: UT Austin Students Deliver Innovative Ways to Nourish Texas Communities

George Kosmetsky Student Challenge 2021 On Saturday October 23rd, nine teams of students from 13 schools and colleges on UT Austin’s campus came together… Read More

Travis County Funds Local Training Program for Local HUB Companies

Multiple departments from UT Austin launch a readiness training program for HUBs in the Austin metro area, sponsored by Travis County. Read More

The Future of Work: It’s a Brave New World

Sep 30 · 4 min read By Sharon Jayson Experts say the pandemic has brought permanent changes where and how we… Read More

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