Research Findings

AARO Research Findings

AARO engages regional leaders in data-driven deliberative action. Here’s the research guiding our deliberations.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.