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Hibbs Family Gift Establishes UT Tyler Business Institute

Even as jobs and economic concerns capture the nation’s attention, one Tyler family has partnered with The University of Texas at Tyler in a unique effort to help grow businesses and create jobs in East Texas.

BenefactorsWith a recent gift from the Hibbs Family Foundation, Billy Hibbs Jr. and his family established the Hibbs Institute for Business and Economic Research at UT Tyler. Foundation officers include Hibbs, Eugenia Hibbs and Teresa W. Hibbs.

The new institute will facilitate business growth and economic development throughout the region as a source of information to local businesses, governments and economic development agencies.

“This is an excellent way for the business community to utilize some of the powerful research tools which we support with our tax dollars,” Hibbs said. “The focus on growing commerce in the area by providing this information will be a strong incentive to keep business leaders highly engaged with The University of Texas at Tyler.”

The motto of the institute is “Helping East Texas Prosper,’’ said Dr. D. Harold Doty, dean of the UT Tyler College of Business and Technology. “The center will transform mountains of public data into useful information for local decision-makers.’’

As part of the university’s service mission to meet the regional needs of the community, the institute has identified 40 counties in Northeast Texas that will benefit. The institute will break down economic, employment and census data and provide unique information about individual metropolitan areas for practical use.

Even as jobs and economic concerns capture the nation’s attention, one Tyler family has partnered with The University of Texas at Tyler in a unique effort to help grow businesses and create jobs in East Texas.

With a recent gift from the Hibbs Family Foundation, Billy Hibbs Jr. and his family established the Hibbs Institute for Business and Economic Research at UT Tyler. Foundation officers include Hibbs, Eugenia Hibbs and Teresa W. Hibbs.

The new institute will facilitate business growth and economic development throughout the region as Benefactorsa source of information to local businesses, governments and economic development agencies.

“This is an excellent way for the business community to utilize some of the powerful research tools which we support with our tax dollars,” Hibbs said. “The focus on growing commerce in the area by providing this information will be a strong incentive to keep business leaders highly engaged with The University of Texas at Tyler.”

The motto of the institute is “Helping East Texas Prosper,’’ said Dr. D. Harold Doty, dean of the UT Tyler College of Business and Technology. “The center will transform mountains of public data into useful information for local decision-makers.’’

As part of the university’s service mission to meet the regional needs of the community, the institute has identified 40 counties in Northeast Texas that will benefit. The institute will break down economic, employment and census data and provide unique information about individual metropolitan areas for practical use.

 


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