• Message to fellow Texans post-storm

    IC² message to communities and network across Texas following the severe winter storm last week.

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  • Regional Economic Recovery Research

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

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  • March Economic Madness 2021

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

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  • Regional XLR8 Program Wraps up

    More than 150 community leaders signed up to rethink recovery, take strategic action, and build resilience.

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  • The State of the State of Texas

    What does the pandemic really look like in the state of Texas? Download the report.

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  • We Are Texas

    IC² is working with 83 communities to support community and economic recovery efforts from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Home to Texas Student Internships

    35 UT Austin students started internships with local employers in small and remote communities.

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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.



IC² Values Research Insights of UT Grad Students

This semester, the institute has been able to take advantage of the talents and expertise of three UT Austin PhD candidates.

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Engaging Students to Think About Small Communities

UTPB President Sandra Woodley and IC² Director Art Markman discuss students' accomplishments in March Economic Madness.

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Two Perspectives on IC² Work with Small Businesses

Small-Biz.XLR8 launches this spring! Information on signing up and why it's important.

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News & Events


UT Austin Team Wins March Economic Madness

Four student teams from UT Austin and UTPB competed in the finals. One team walks away with $25,000. Read More

Small-biz.XLR8 Program for Permian-Region Entrepreneurs to Start in May

The University of Texas at Austin announces a new training and support program for Texas entrepreneurs.  UT Austin’s IC² Institute has created… Read More

March Economic Madness Round 1 Winning Teams Announced

In Round 1 of our first interscholastic student competition, 4 student teams impressed the judges and advanced to the finals. Read More

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