Latest AARO News, Research and Indicators

  • AARO Members Making a Difference in Central Texas

AARO Members Making a Difference in Central Texas

  • September 4th, 2014
(1) Patsy Woods Martin was a winner at the Austin Business Journals Profiles in Power Luncheon (2) Carl Richie was selected as the 2014 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Fellows (3) Earl Maxwell will be recognized with the Byron E. Cox Spirit of Caring Award on September 5TH (4) Charles Betts will be the special guest and honoree at the annual Friends of Front Steps Fundraiser Breakfast.
  • AARO Members Making a Difference in Central Texas

AARO Members Making a Difference in Central Texas

  • August 4th, 2014
(1) Mr. Earl Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer - St. David's Foundation is being awarded the Nonprofit Excellence Award by GreenLights for Nonprofits Success. (2) The Austin Business Journal's (ABJ) Profiles in Power Nominees include three AARO members... (3) Ms. Linda Watson, President & CEO - Capital Metro was honored at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) with the 2014 Executive of the Year award.
  • AARO Launches Pre-K Enrollment Effort

AARO Launches Pre-K Enrollment Effort

  • June 23rd, 2014
On June 24th, AARO launched a region-wide Pre-K enrollment effort in partnership with school districts, health centers, community providers, nonprofits, and others.
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  • Career Expressway: Labor Market Analysis

Career Expressway: Labor Market Analysis

  • August 8th, 2014
AARO contracted with the Ray Marshall Center to research the Central Texas regional labor market in order to identify occupations in growth sectors that pay well while requiring less education than a baccalaureate degree, probe preparedness and credentialing capacity, and investigate employer perspectives regarding growth and opportunity in these occupations.
  • Building and Retaining an Affordable Austin

Building and Retaining an Affordable Austin

  • November 5th, 2013
On November 5th, City of Austin voters approved $65 M in general obligation bonds for affordable housing. The proposal passed with about 60% of the vote.
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  • AARO Launches Pre-K Enrollment Effort

AARO Launches Pre-K Enrollment Effort

  • June 23rd, 2014
On June 24th, AARO launched a region-wide Pre-K enrollment effort in partnership with school districts, health centers, community providers, nonprofits, and others.
  • Energy & Water Indicators: Water Consumption

Energy & Water Indicators: Water Consumption

  • November 18th, 2013
Lifestyle choices can have significant impact on personal and family health and these choices can be a barrier to aspirations of sustainability for an individual, a household and a region.
  • Transportation Indicators: Commuting

Transportation Indicators: Commuting

  • November 18th, 2013
Lifestyle choices can have significant impact on personal and family health and these choices can be a barrier to aspirations of sustainability for an individual, a household and a region.
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