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Tennessee Business Leaders Survey, Summer 2022

Tennessee Business Leaders Survey, Summer 2022

Authors: Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research

Publication Date: September 14, 2022

Many business leaders from across Tennessee responded to the Boyd Center’s semi-annual Business Leaders Survey, providing a unique perspective on the Tennessee and U.S. economies. Responses were provided between August 2 and August 21, 2022. Respondents represent a broad sample of Tennessee’s businesses, both by size and by industry.

Key Facts and Research on Changes in College-Going

Key Facts and Research on Changes in College-Going

Authors: Celeste Carruthers, Steven Gentile (THEC)

Publication Date: May 23, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic may have fundamentally altered the trajectory of college-going, retention, and completion rates for students nationwide and the Drive to 55 in Tennessee. We review the data on key student metrics for East Tennessee, examine the evidence on the causes of shifting student behavior, and evaluate possible policy options with key stakeholders.

Tennessee Business Leaders Survey, Winter 2022

Tennessee Business Leaders Survey, Winter 2022

Authors: The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research

Publication Date: February 10, 2022

Many business leaders from across Tennessee responded to the Boyd Center’s semi-annual Business Leaders Survey, providing a unique perspective on Tennessee and the nation’s economies. Responses were provided between January 10 and January 31, 2022. Respondents, nearly 60 percent of whom are CEOs or company owners, represent a broad sample of Tennessee’s businesses, both by size and by industry.

Economic Benefits of Hosting the World Cup in Nashville

Economic Benefits of Hosting the World Cup in Nashville

Authors: William F. Fox, Alex S. Norwood

Publication Date: December 1, 2021

This study examines the economic impact that construction, operation, and tourism associated with Nashville hosting four World Cup soccer matches during one month in 2026 would have on the Tennessee economy. The games would be held at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, the current home of the Tennessee Titans. The economic impact from hosting the games would come from the construction of new/renovated facilities, operations of the games themselves, and tourism that arises as visitors come to Nashville to attend the World Cup games and associated events. Tourism will generate most of the World Cup’s economic effects, but construction, and spending at the matches will also generate economic activity for the state. This analysis focuses on the one-time economic impact of hosting the World Cup in 2026, but the attention Nashville receives from being thrust onto the world stage could offer much longer-term economic gains.

Natural Gas Transportation Constraints in Tennessee

Natural Gas Transportation Constraints in Tennessee

Authors: Matthew N. Murray, David T. Mayes

Publication Date: August 3, 1995

Over recent years, the natural gas industry has undergone significant restructuring in response to Federal deregulation initiatives. As a result, natural gas services are now purchased individually, as opposed to a bundled product, and the nation’s interstate pipeline companies are subject to open access, offering the promise of increased competition and reduced upward price pressure. Market players, including local distribution companies, pipeline transporters, major industrial consumers and state public utility commissions, continue to adapt to the changing economic landscape.

Economic Report to the Governor, 2022

Economic Report to the Governor, 2022

Authors: Lawrence M. Kessler, William F. Fox, Enda P. Hargaden, Matthew C. Harris, Tim Kuhn

Publication Date: December 16, 2021

This 2022 volume of An Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee is the forty-sixth in a series of annual reports compiled in response to requests by state government officials for assistance in achieving greater interdepartmental consistency in planning and budgeting efforts sensitive to the overall economic environment. Both short-term, or business cycle-sensitive forecasts, and longer-term, or trend forecasts, are provided in this report. The report’s special section, the State of the Labor Market in Tennessee, reviews the labor force recovery from the initial pandemic shock.

How will Expanding Broadband Internet Access Benefit Knox County, TN?

How will Expanding Broadband Internet Access Benefit Knox County, TN?

Authors: The Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research

Publication Date: June 28, 2021

As part of a modernization effort, KUB plans to upgrade its electrical grid by installing an extensive fiber system, which will provide a more reliable electricity service, better efficiency, and shorter downtimes in the event of power outages. The fiber system would also enable KUB to offer cheaper, ultra-fast internet to all households and businesses in its electric grid service area. This report documents the various benefits associated with expanding access to ultra-fast internet connections.

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2021

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2021

Authors: LeAnn Luna, Alex Norwood

Publication Date: November 10, 2021

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, under contract with the Department of Finance and Administration of the State of Tennessee, conducted a survey of Tennessee residents to ascertain their insurance status and use of medical facilities and their level of satisfaction with the TennCare program. A target sample size of 5,000 households allows us to obtain accurate estimates for subpopulations. The Boyd Center prepared the survey instrument in cooperation with personnel from the Division of TennCare.

Tennessee Business Leaders Survey, Summer 2021

Tennessee Business Leaders Survey, Summer 2021

Authors: The Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research

Publication Date: August 8, 2021

Many business leaders from across Tennessee responded to the Boyd Center’s semi-annual Business Leaders Survey, providing a unique perspective on Tennessee and the nation’s economy. Responses were provided between August 9 and August 23, 2021. Respondents, nearly 60 percent of whom are CEOs or company owners, represent a broad sample of Tennessee’s businesses, both by size and by industry.

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2020

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2020

Authors: LeAnn Luna, Alex Norwood

Publication Date: January 1, 2021

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, under contract with the Department of Finance and Administration of the State of Tennessee, conducted a survey of Tennessee residents to ascertain their insurance status and use of medical facilities and their level of satisfaction with the TennCare program. A target sample size of 5,000 households allows us to obtain accurate estimates for subpopulations. The Boyd Center prepared the survey instrument in cooperation with personnel from the Division of TennCare.