Hibbs Institute for Business & Economic Research

Mission and Objectives

Mission Statement

The Hibbs Institute for Business and Economic Research at The University of Texas at Tyler carries a mission to facilitate business growth and economic development throughout the East Texas region by becoming a key source of information for regional businesses, governments, and economic development agencies. The institute will monitor and report on critical trends in the industry, the economy, and regional demographics that are relevant to attracting, starting, and growing businesses in East Texas.


  • To provide business and economic information critical for fostering growth and development in East Texas.
  • To conduct and disseminate high quality research on issues related to current and future economic well-being of the community.
  • To conduct and disseminate periodic economic surveys and "business outlooks" for East Texas.
  • To help meet the unique information needs of local government and regional economic development entities.