Uvalde Community Asset Mapping and Economic Recommendation Report



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IC2 Institute


In collaboration with the team from The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Monica Muñoz Martínez, Dr. Noёl Busch-Armendariz, Dr. Gloria González-López, and Caitlin Sulley, the IC2 Institute applied a mixed-method research approach to assess community assets, values, and fitted economic opportunities in Uvalde, TX. Researchers believe Uvalde has the opportunity and capacity to author its own economic story – from the inside outward. The proposed strategies will require all residents to be involved and constructively contribute to new economic initiatives that can spill over into improved community life, educational quality, and individual family success. Central to the report findings is the need for Uvalde leadership and residents to: • Rebuild public trust. • Engage youth proactively in community life. • Overcome physical distance to Frio/Concan/Sabinal and other Hill County sites to revitalize tourism in order to enhance local business growth. • Pursue innovative economic opportunities involving all residents. • Build a future for all residents of Uvalde – not just those who are visible, voting, or viewed as vital.



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