Region-wide efforts to decrease student absences in Central Texas have been working! After reaching an all time high in 2010, student absences in Central Texas declined between 2011 and 2013, even despite student enrollment growth.
Quality of life is lessened if the cost of living keeps a family constantly at the edge of its means. Sustainability is concerned with achieving a balance so that meeting one’s own basic needs is within reach of everyone.
Sometimes it is easier to talk about what a group is not,
rather than what it is.
The Austin Area Research Organization is not:
a lobby group, a trade association, a chamber of commerce or a social club. And it is not all about Austin.Learn More
What AARO is:
a business-oriented, nonpartisan think tank of regional leaders who focus hundreds of hours of volunteer time each month toward making Central Texas as prosperous and sustainable as possible. The group focuses on researching long-term, big-picture issues that can be solved if the six best counties in Texas work together as a region.Learn More