Bill Fox, director of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, was recently featured by WBIR regarding the growing trend of online shopping. Fox said holiday sales for 2016 showed double digit growth in e-commerce, while in-store sales showed essentially no growth. He said getting back time and the ability to compare prices easily
National experts from the US Census Bureau will be in Knoxville next month to share information about the upcoming 2020 census as well as new data tools. The 2016 Data Users Conference, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, is set for 8:30 a.m., November 18 at the downtown Hilton Hotel, 501 West Church Avenue.
WVLT-TV Local 8 Now recently interviewed UT’s Garriy Shteynberg and Bill Fox about how a win or loss affects sports fans and how the outcome of games affect the economy.
Tennessee is in a good fiscal position and its economy is expected to continue to grow in 2017, according to UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research Director Bill Fox and Associate Director Matt Murray, who spoke last week at the center’s first economic forecasting luncheon.
UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research will host an economic forecasting luncheon September 8 to discuss what’s in store for Tennessee’s economy.
A crowd gathered Friday to dedicate the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research within UT’s Haslam College of Business and to honor alumni and benefactors Randy and Jenny Boyd. The Randy and Jenny Boyd Distinguished Professorship was also created, and will be linked to the director of the Boyd Center going forward.
The Board of Trustees approved two proposals today to name a national research center and a new residence hall on the Knoxville campus.
Census data users across the state are invited to a free Data Users Conference hosted by UT on November 17. The seminar, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, will take place in Murfreesboro at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1850 Old Fort Parkway.
The expansion of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga manufacturing facility to produce a new midsize sport utility vehicle could add about 9,800 jobs to the Tennessee economy, according to a UT study released today.
UT generates $1.6 billion in annual income for the state of Tennessee, creates nearly 33,000 jobs, and contributes more than $125 million in tax revenue to the state and local governments.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press recently featured Bill Fox in an article about jobless rates in the southeast, namely in Georgia and Tennessee. The two states added jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country last year, but both states still ended 2014 with a higher unemployment rate than the US average, according to
A study from UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research says Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan, which would expand Medicaid in Tennessee, would bring more than a billion dollars of new spending to the state. “The immediate purpose of Insure Tennessee is to provide health insurance to Tennesseans,” the study says. “At the same