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Hibbs Institute for Business & Economic Research


The Hibbs Institute for Business and Economic Research is a unit of the Soules College of Business at the University of Texas at Tyler. The Institute plays a vital role in supporting the mission of the university in becoming an economic driver of East Texas by providing economic research and analysis. 

The Hibbs Institute offers a variety of products and services: 

  • Hibbs Brief, a periodic one-page analysis of current issues in Tyler, TX.
  • Hibbs Newsletter, a bulletin with economic, statistic and business performance indicators for the East Texas region.
  • Hibbs Whitepapers, technical reports on topics of interest to East Texas.
  • Speaking engagements with regional civic clubs.
  • Regional economic data for:
    • The East Texas Area (23 counties combined)
    • The Tyler Area
    • The Longview Area
    • The Texarkana Area
    • The 23 counties of East Texas
  • Project evaluation.
  • Cost-benefit analysis.
  • Economic impact studies.
  • Business contribution analysis.
  • Regional socio-economic profiles.
  • Feasibility analysis.
  • Labor market studies.
  • Surveys.
  • Forecasting.
  • Specialized research projects according to client needs.


Hibbs Institute for Business & Economic Research

Phone: 903.565.5952