All Eyes on Texas: Community Colleges Focus on Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow
This report examines how Texas community colleges can fulfill their unique mission through measures including additional funding, greater outreach with business and recognition that many students seek specific skills training.
January 23, 2023
Southwest Economy, Fourth Quarter 2022
Texas economy rides wave of changing technology and diffusion of know-how
Data on patents and employment show that Texas is a major center of innovation and high-tech employment.
December 22, 2022
Diversified San Antonio confronts economic divide among youth
Dallas Fed President Lorie K. Logan met with San Antonio business and community leaders in mid-October in the third stop on her 360° in 365 Listening Tour.
December 01, 2022
For Collaborative Leaders, Keeping Partners Moving Forward Matters More than Technical Expertise
The Borderplex Connect broadband access initiative got a boost from skills its leaders learned in the Dallas Fed's Advance Together Leadership Academy.
November 16, 2022
Economic Education Events
16th Annual Economics Scholars Program Conference for Undergraduate Research
The Economics Scholars Program (ESP) is a collaborative effort between Austin College and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to foster the involvement of undergraduate economics students in all facets of research.
October 21, 2022
Biden student loan relief plan allows increased borrowing, less repayment
The Biden plan is expected to boost participation in the income-driven repayments that lower the payment burden. Imposing a cap on a borrower’s income to qualify for cancellation or increasing the cancellation amount for low-income borrowers could alleviate the regressive nature of broad loan cancellation.
September 27, 2022
Leadership Academy Builds Collaborative Skills for Community Partnerships
The need for a leadership academy was identified as an early lesson in the Dallas Fed’s Advance Together initiative, which accelerates the progress of cross-sector partnerships that are addressing education and workforce challenges.
September 12, 2022
Black workers, mothers leaving early education and child care jobs amid health risks, low pay
Understanding which teachers were likelier to leave the industry over the past two years and the factors that could have influenced their decision to leave are at the heart of this study.
August 11, 2022
Economy's essential early care and education industry recovering but still faces labor shortfall
When the pandemic first struck and many child care centers closed, ECE worker unemployment spiked. Now that two years have passed since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, to what extent has the industry recovered?
May 16, 2022
Students Cut College During Pandemic; Their Return Is Uncertain
closed their doors with
the arrival of COVID-19
in March 2020. Two years
later, the impacts are
coming into focus.
April 01, 2022