Here's to a more data-driven Austin

Welcome to the Capital of Texas Media Foundation’s research blog. We will eventually have a dedicated site for the new think tank, but for now we’ll post content here on the blog.

Here’s what you can expect to find:

  • Timely analyses of newly released public data about Austin’s economy, labor market, and population, usually once or twice a month;

  • Brief commentary on newsworthy events, civic debates and emerging issues, focusing on point where data can be deployed to inform community decision-making;

  • Periodically, longer-form discussions of special topics as they capture our attention – or yours.

We will also post updates on development of the think tank, and we look forward to your feedback. You can reach research director Brian Kelsey at

Thanks for reading.