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  • Tennessee Could Add Nearly One Million New Residents by 2040- March 17th, 2022

    Tennessee could grow by nearly a million people over the next 20 years and reach a total population of 7.87 million by 2040.  The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, housed in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, released population projections this week that…

  • Survey: Tennessee Business Leaders Worried About Inflation, Skilled Workers- February 18th, 2022

    Inflation and labor force issues top the list of concerns for Tennessee business leaders, according to the most recent survey by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Conducted in January, the Tennessee Business Leaders Survey shows that respondents are relatively pessimistic on…

  • Boyd Foundation Expands Support With $3 Million Gift to Haslam College of Business- February 14th, 2022

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business has announced a $3 million gift from the Boyd Foundation. The gift includes a $1 million endowment to create two distinguished professorships and $2 million to expand the existing Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research Endowment. The Boyd Center for…

  • Strong Consumer Spending Lifts Tennessee GDP to Prepandemic Levels- December 16th, 2021

    Tennesseans are going out and spending money again — a trend signaled by a surge in the state’s inflation-adjusted gross domestic product, which grew 5.6 percent in 2021. Real GDP is projected to continue growing in 2022 at 4.2 percent, according to a report released today by the Boyd Center…

  • TennCare Study: Fewer Children are Uninsured as COVID-19 Pandemic Eases- November 17th, 2021

    The number of uninsured children in Tennessee fell from 2.8 percent in 2020 to 2.5 percent in 2021, according to a new study by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Among adults, the uninsured rate held steady at the 2020 rate of 9.9 percent,…

  • Tennessee Business Leaders Survey: Pandemic-Induced Recession Fading- September 8th, 2021

    The economy is improving quickly across Tennessee, according to the most recent survey conducted by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business.  The Tennessee Business Leaders Survey shows that 39 percent of respondents listed adverse economic conditions as a top challenge…

  • 2020 Census Data: Tennessee Population Topping 6.9 Million- April 30th, 2021

    Tennessee’s resident population grew to 6,910,840 over the past decade, according to the 2020 Census results released Monday, April 26. The gain of 564,735 people equates to an 8.9 percent increase since 2010.   The Tennessee State Data Center, housed in the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam…

  • Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research Announces New Associate, Assistant Directors- April 22nd, 2021

    Two members of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research have been promoted to leadership positions within the research center in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Don Bruce, Douglas and Brenda Horne Professor of Business, has been promoted to associate director of the…

  • TennCare Study: Low Uninsured Rate for Children, 12 Years of High Satisfaction among Recipients- February 18th, 2021

    The percentage of uninsured children in Tennessee in 2020 remained low at 2.8 percent, according to a new study by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The study also reports that the satisfaction rate among all TennCare recipients held steady at 94 percent,…

  • Survey Says Business Leaders Upbeat About Tennessee’s Economy Despite COVID-19- February 8th, 2021

    Business leaders across Tennessee continue to be more optimistic about the state’s economic outlook than the nation’s, according to the most recent survey conducted by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  The Tennessee Business Leaders Survey shows that respondents credit Tennessee’s positive…