AARO advances policies to enhance the economic and social well-being of Central Texas by engaging regional leaders in data-driven deliberative action, built on a foundation of data, and shaped by wisdom, vision and dedication to our region's future in five priority areas: Health, Education, Social Equity, Transportation and Water.
lacking a healthcare tax base for patient care
Continue to build on the progress of the Breast Cancer Initiative by securing additional funding for
cancer screenings and treatment for uninsured women in Central Texas. Explore new focus areas to
develop the next program of work.
2006: Incubated the Education Equals Economics (E3 Alliance), a regional, data-driven education
collaborative based in Austin, Texas, helping to build the strongest educational pipeline in the country
to drive regional economic prosperity
Members will continue listening sessions with Central Texas students, parents, education professionals
and workforce development experts to identify groundbreaking opportunities to increase student success.
Members will continue their long-standing support of Project Connect and the Capital Express Central
Project to reconstruct I-35, while seeking ways to improve regional governance, Austin-San Antonio connectivity and the MoKan corridor.
Members will conduct a study to better assess Central Texas’ water supply and seek opportunities to improve regional water governance.
The Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) urges voters to approve the City of Austin’s Proposition A to support implementation of the 2020 Project Connect...October 5, 2020