IC² Institute Launches Research to Advance the Well-Being Economy

Two faculty-led projects have been awarded seed funding to reduce quality of life disparities.

S. Craig Watkins Appointed IC² Director

Congratulations and welcome from the university and IC² team!

Faculty Research Program Final Reports

Read how COVID-19 adversely affected Afro-Brazilian entrepreneurs, how machine learning can help to identify and support resiliency and see a blueprint for economic development strategy in rural Texas among the final reports from our first sponsored faculty research cohort. 

New BBR Report on Dell Med Innovation Impacts

The Bureau has released a new study, “Dell Medical School Impact on Innovation:  Biomedical and Life Sciences”



Toward a Well-being Economy: How IC2 is working to advance equity in social, economic & health systems

Leveraging research and creating programs that promote a well-being economy with shared economic prosperity, resiliency, sustainability and a growth model that is equitable from the outset.

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Director’s Welcome Statement

Dr. S Craig Watkins is leading the institute into the future by crafting a new strategic direction, one that we call, “Towards a Well-Being Economy.” 

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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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IC2 creates opportunities for diverse research, design, civic, and entrepreneurial talent in order to bring new insights, energy, and purpose to initiatives that act to advance equity in social, economic, and health systems.

BBR Director’s Message Fall 2023

BBR Director’s Message Fall 2023

We are delighted that many of you are reading this message on our newly redesigned and updated website. Our hope is that the Bureau’s expertise areas and publications will be easier to navigate. Please drop me a note if you disagree. Among the Bureau initiatives that...

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IC² Institute Welcomes Chris May to Advisory Board

The IC² Institute announces the appointment of new Advisory Board Member Chris May. Chris serves as the Offering Leader for Forensic & Financial Crime (F&FC) at Deloitte. He has helped build a more proactive practice while continuing to balance the need to...

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