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  • Report Evaluates Options for Funding Tennessee’s Infrastructure Needs- February 15th, 2017

    Tennessee’s General Assembly has two roadway funding proposals this session to address long-term funding of its infrastructure. A report released today by UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research reviews the broader economic impacts of each. The report, Evaluating Options for Funding Tennessee’s Infrastructure Needs, compares the two proposals and focuses on their…

  • Report: Tennessee, US Economies to Stay Steady in 2017- January 26th, 2017

    KNOXVILLE—The Tennessee and U.S. economies are projected to stay on “steady footing” in 2017, but some unknown factors, like a new administration and Congress, could have an effect on the path of growth, according to a report released by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University…

  • Boyd Venture Challenge Awards $35,000 to UT Student Startups- November 15th, 2016

    KNOXVILLE—The fall 2016 Boyd Venture Challenge awarded a total of $35,000 to four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student startup companies to advance their businesses. Prometheus, SimPath, GeoAir and In With the Old were selected from a group of 15 applicants. The businesses were pitched to a panel of six judges…

  • UT Study: Tennessee's Uninsured Numbers Decline for Third Year- November 2nd, 2016

    For the third year in a row, the estimated number of uninsured people in Tennessee dropped, according to a report released today by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in UT’s Haslam College of Business. The percentage of uninsured people in Tennessee—5.5 percent—is the lowest in the past 20 years. This…

  • UT Study: Tennessee on Track for Steady Population Growth- September 15th, 2015

    KNOXVILLE—While Tennessee’s population growth this decade has been slower than anticipated, the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, projects the state’s population to reach 8.5 million by 2040. Over the next 25 years, Tennessee’s demographic profile is expected to follow national trends as the…

  • Boyd Venture Fund Seeking Applications from Student-Owned Companies for Spring 2014 Grants- March 12th, 2014

    For the seventh consecutive semester, the Boyd Venture Fund is soliciting applications from student-owned companies interested in securing a grant to help grow their businesses. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, March 24. The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed in the College of Business Administration, administers the…

  • UT Student Businesses Awarded Boyd Venture Grants- February 5th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—Three entrepreneurial ventures owned by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students were granted a total of $17,000 by the Boyd Venture Fund. Since the Boyd Venture Fund’s inception in 2011, 14 student-owned companies have been awarded a total of $104,500 to advance their businesses. The fund is administered through the Anderson…