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NewsApril 9, 2021

April 9: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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Media MentionMarch 31, 2021

Is Boise like Austin 20 years ago?

Lessons from Texas's capital city provide clues to Boise's possible future.

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Media MentionMarch 31, 2021

Is Boise like Austin 20 years ago? Lessons from Texas' capital city provide clues to Boise's possible future

Decades before Boise's growth (and the housing crisis that came with it) picked up speed, Austin, Texas tread much of the same ground. The Lone Star State's capital may be 1,600 miles away, but Austin and Boise share many similarities. They're both blue cities in red states, host a research university, lack a strong public transportation system, and are experiencing rapid growth due to quality of life and a strong economy.

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NewsMarch 26, 2021

March 26: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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Media MentionMarch 25, 2021

A New Metropolitan Blueprint for Texas

Traditionally associated with its wide-open spaces, Texas is now, undeniably, defined by the cities and suburbs that comprise its built environment.

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Media MentionMarch 25, 2021

Texas should empower local innovation, not block it, argues a new 'Metropolitan Blueprint'

Among recommendations to exit the deadlocks characterizing Texas' state and local governance are new taxing authority for local government, more autonomy on local land use decision-making, and creative state support for community colleges

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Media MentionMarch 24, 2021

Opinion: Abbott, Legislature must prioritize Texas metro areas

Texas is among America's most urbanized states. No less than 90 percent of Texans live in metro areas as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite Texas's reputation as a state of ranches and wide-open spaces, cities and suburbs are Texas these days. And that's why Texas needs a metropolitan agenda.

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Media MentionMarch 21, 2021

A blueprint for Texas' metropolitan future

Texas in the 21st century is a story of steep urban growth, whether you are measuring population, jobs, personal incomes, gross domestic product, or local tax receipts. Six of the nation's 15 fastest-growing cities are in Texas, and while COVID-19 has taken a toll, the early signals all point to a robust recovery.

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Media MentionMarch 15, 2021

How a tiny Hill Country town aims to grow a startup scene

The Boerne Kendall County Angel Network is creating a community of angel investors that highlight rural America as a place for entrepreneurs to start or expand businesses.

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Media MentionFebruary 3, 2021

Toward a more inclusive and resilient economic development paradigm

As economic development leaders look for ways to stimulate growth in the wake of COVID-19, they should embrace strategies centered on resilience and inclusivity.

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