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Now accepting 2018 McBee Fellowship applications

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) is accepting applications for the 2018 Class of Frank McBee Jr. Fellows. Completed applications are due by noon CDT on [...]

Meet the 2017 class of McBee Fellows

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Ms. Shilpa Bakre Communications Strategist – Office of the President The University of Texas at Austin Mr. Wes Breyfogle Chief Executive Officer ScanData Systems, Inc. [...]

Vote YES on Transportation Bonds

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

By CLARKE HEIDRICK and CARL RICHIE When transportation works, our lives work. We can get to work on time, get our kids to school safely [...]

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AARO McBee Alumni Reunion

October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

On Tuesday, September 20TH, AARO’s 2016 McBee Fellows hosted a gathering of former McBees at the Google Fiber Space. The event served as this year’s [...]

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Drowning in the Central Texas Drought

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

On February 26th, Austin Area Research Organization released “Drowning in the Central Texas Drought.” The White Paper provides facts about the current drought and Austin’s [...]

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Health Care Indicators: Mental Health

November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

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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Helping Central Texas 4-Year-Olds Prepare for School

June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

On June 12th, AARO hosted a luncheon to to spread the word about free public school Pre-K for eligible students--featuring remarks by Austin Mayor Steve Adler and a special performance by Texas State Musician Sara Hickman.

AARO Rallies for Central Texas School Attendance

September 12th, 2014|0 Comments

On September 3rd, leaders from throughout Central Texas – including AARO members – gathered to remind the community that school attendance is a priority every day!

AARO Launches Pre-K Enrollment Effort

June 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

On June 24th, AARO launched a region-wide Pre-K enrollment effort in partnership with school districts, health centers, community providers, nonprofits, and others.

School Attendance in Central Texas Improving After Region-Wide Efforts

September 20th, 2013|0 Comments

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.

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Career Expressway: Labor Market Analysis

August 8th, 2014|0 Comments

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

November 5th, 2013|0 Comments

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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Vote YES on Transportation Bonds

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

By CLARKE HEIDRICK and CARL RICHIE When transportation works, our lives work. We can get to work on time, get our kids to school safely [...]

Texas’ Proposition 7

October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

A strong transportation system is fundamental to Texas’ quality of life and economic vitality, attracting new businesses and generating new jobs.  If passed, Proposition 7 [...]

AARO Supports Investments in Mobility Infrastructure

May 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) believes that investment in mobility infrastructure is critical to the economic and social well-being of the citizens of Central Texas [...]

AARO urges City of Austin voters to support Proposition 1

September 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

On Monday, September 15, 2014, AARO members approved the following public statement in support of the City of Austin’s Proposition 1 Bond Proposal: The Austin [...]

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Latest Research Findings

Drowning in the Central Texas Drought

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

On February 26th, Austin Area Research Organization released “Drowning in the Central Texas Drought.” The White Paper provides facts about the current drought and Austin’s [...]

AARO members encourage regional support for Austin Community College Propositions 1, 2, and 3

September 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

On Monday, September 15, 2014, AARO members approved the following public statement in support of Austin Community College District’s Propositions 1, 2, & 3: The [...]

Career Expressway: Labor Market Analysis

August 8th, 2014|0 Comments

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.

Energy & Water Indicators: Water Consumption

November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

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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Drowning in the Central Texas Drought

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

On February 26th, Austin Area Research Organization released “Drowning in the Central Texas Drought.” The White Paper provides facts about the current drought and Austin’s [...]

Energy & Water Indicators: Water Consumption

November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

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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Health Care Indicators: Mental Health

November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

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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Education Indicators: Quality of Schools

November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

The higher education system is a gateway for youth to the full range of employment opportunities as well as an economic driver for the entire region.

School Attendance in Central Texas Improving After Region-Wide Efforts

September 20th, 2013|0 Comments

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.

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AARO members encourage regional support for Austin Community College Propositions 1, 2, and 3

September 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

On Monday, September 15, 2014, AARO members approved the following public statement in support of Austin Community College District’s Propositions 1, 2, & 3: The [...]

Career Expressway: Labor Market Analysis

August 8th, 2014|0 Comments

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.

Social Equity Indicators: Cost of Living

November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

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.

Building and Retaining an Affordable Austin

November 5th, 2013|0 Comments

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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Transportation Indicators: Commuting

November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

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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