Regional Economic Recovery Research

Regional Economic Recovery Initiative

As part of the Regional Economic Recovery Initiative, the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin spent summer 2020 training over 95 UT Austin students to study 80 communities in Texas and 3 in Louisiana.

Click on the photo to view all the UT Austin student researchers.

Despite the constraints of getting to know a community remotely, by the end of August, UT Austin students conducted over 800 in-depth interviews, gathered over 7,500 community surveys, and delivered 63 completed community asset mapping reports, in addition to other research activities.

Students interviewed community members, shared survey links, and used available secondary source data to compile a report highlighting the assets and opportunities they perceived through their research. UT Austin students participated in the Home to Texas program, the Sustainable Development in West Texas research project, and the Regional Economic Recovery Initiative.

Zoom in on the map below to see what communities the IC2 Institute researched this summer. You can also view a list of communities by clicking this link.

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