• George Kozmetsky Student Challenge 2021

    All UT students invited to form multidisciplinary teams to tackle real issues facing TEXAS communities. Apply by Oct 7!

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  • Home to Texas Community Celebrations!

    Community celebrations for Home to Texas kick off this week across the state!

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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.



The Day in the Life of a Home to Texas Summer Intern

Home to Texas Program 2021, Student Blog Series.

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Developing Future Community Leaders Today

Home to Texas - Changing the World Starts at Home

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What does economic development look like in rural Texas?

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News & Events


Small-biz.XLR8 program giving Sister Dough more sprinkle

IC2 at UT Austin partnered with UTPB for Smallbiz.XLR8 program which lasted 10 weeks in July and August, free to Midland/Odessa entrepreneurs. This program was… Read More

Local Companies Share Growth Plans and Value with Community Leaders in Small.biz-XLR8 Pitch Presentations

Small-biz.XLR8 participants, mentors and facilitators celebrate the end of the program on Aug 17, 2021 at the CEED Building at The University of Texas Permian… Read More

Brownsville Herald features UT Home to Texas Students

Home to Texas Brownsville interns Kenia Mendiola, Michelle Covarrubias, Meron Teferi, Anakin Martinez and Mariana Mijangos are pictured Tuesday in downtown Brownsville. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville… Read More

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