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Celebrating Fifty Years of Excellence: The Economic Impact of The University of Texas Permian Basin
Report Published on October 26, 2023

The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB or UT Permian Basin), now in its 50th year of operation, is the only four-year university in the area and provides the Permian Basin and beyond with qualified graduates and significant economic stimuli. The University serves a diverse student population and provides important cultural and professional resources for students, staff, and the surrounding community. The University prides itself on "thinking large and living local," which has direct economic and societal implications for the local graduates and the surrounding area.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: An overview presentation
Report Published on August 08, 2019

Midland stands at the epicenter of an economic phenomenon of global importance which has created an enormous opportunity for the area. With proactive efforts, Midland can prepare for the challenges ahead and ensure the opportunities associated with oil and gas and related activity benefit the full community.

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The Origins of Ongoing Opportunity: The Economic Benefits of Higher Education Institutions in the Dallas‑Fort Worth Area
Report Published on January 04, 2019

A trained workforce is essential to growth in any economy. In the current environment of growing complexity in business operations of virtually all types, quality education is increasingly important from both the individual's and the employer's perspectives.

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Our Greatest Opportunity‑ Our Greatest Challenge
Newsletter Published on April 04, 2023 (Vol. 40, No. 01)

Excellent public education is the single most important factor in securing our future prosperity. This issue highlights key patterns and trends affecting Texas education, as well as workforce needs in the decades to come.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Executive Summary
Brief Published on August 15, 2019

Midland stands at the epicenter of an economic phenomenon of global importance which has created an enormous opportunity for the area. With proactive efforts, Midland can prepare for the challenges ahead and ensure the opportunities associated with oil and gas and related activity benefit the full community.

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Economic Impact of The University of Texas Permian Basin
Infographic Published on October 26, 2023

The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB or UT Permian Basin), now in its 50th year of operation, is the only four-year university in the area, providing local students with educational opportunities and the Permian Basin and beyond with qualified graduates. The University serves a diverse student population and offers important cultural and professional resources for students, staff, and the surrounding community. Through fulfilling its primary role, UTPB also generates notable gains in business activity.

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Why Should We Invest in Public Education?: The Economic Return on Investment for Public Education
Infographic Published on March 07, 2023

Investing in public education yields tremendous economic benefits, and adequate resources are essential to future prosperity. Education also enhances civic participation and volunteerism. The Perryman Group recently estimated the returns on investments in public schools including spinoff and productivity gains; key results are summarized in this infographic.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Education
Infographic Published on August 15, 2019

Recent advances in the petroleum sector have led major analysts and energy companies to broadly anticipate expansive increases in Permian Basin production over the next few years. Much of this activity will be centered in the Midland area and the resulting growth will bring enormous potential benefits with profound implications for population growth and education. Proactive efforts to deal with issues and prepare for the coming growth can position the area to emerge stronger and more prosperous in the future.

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Educational Attainment and Household Wealth in Texas
Infographic Published on June 14, 2016

65.9% of the current school-age population in Texas belongs to Hispanic, Black, or Asian/other households which, when combined, only account for 11% of the state's household wealth. If we don't provide the needed resources, educational attainment in the state will trend downward and overall economic performance, opportunity, and standards of living will be eroded over time.

Off to School
Column Published in syndication May 03, 2023

This week marked the deadline for first-year college applicants to many universities to decide about whether and where to enroll. It can be a very difficult choice involving a range of financial, educational, and emotional factors. Through high school, options are much more limited for most young people. Beyond that point, however, a vast number of paths emerge - full-time work, technical training programs, colleges and universities, and much more. Let's look at what recent high school and college graduates are doing.