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UTSA TO RELEASE FULL STUDY ON EAGLE FORD SHALE HOUSING IN APRIL
UTSA

March, 2012

The University of Texas at San Antonio
<http://research.utsa.edu/>  (UTSA) College of Architecture and UTSA
Institute for Economic Development (IED) will jointly release to the public
the full version of a long-anticipated Eagle Ford Shale housing study in
April 2012. UTSA offered a preview of the research on Feb. 29 at the Eagle
Ford Shale Consortium Conference, where it was well-received by conference
attendees.

The study will paint a picture of the housing demands that the western shale
region is expected to experience by the year 2025.

Members of industry who would like a copy of the full study may contact Rene
Zamora in the IED¹s Rural Business Program <http://rbp.txsbdc.org/>  at
rene.zamora@utsa.edu to be placed on a list to receive a copy of the study
once it is available. Media interested in the study should contact Christi
Fish at christi.fish@utsa.edu or 210-410-5141 to indicate their interest in
the housing study.

The housing study is the third in a series of Eagle Ford Shale studies
offered by UTSA. In February 2011, the Institute released its Eagle Ford
Shale Economic Impact Report <http://ccbr.iedtexas.org/> , which indicated
that the western portion of the Eagle Ford Shale‹La Salle, Zavala, Dimmit,
Maverick, Frio and Webb Counties‹is the area most impacted by activity
related to the recent oil find. Last May, the Institute completed a
Workforce Analysis to illustrate employment in those same six counties. With
funding from the IED¹s Rural Business Program, the UTSA College of
Architecture¹s Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research, has now
examined those six counties to identify housing challenges and opportunities
in the region.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher
education institutions in Texas and one of nine academic universities and
six health institutions in the UT System. As a multicultural institution,
UTSA aims to be a national research university providing access to
educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global
environment.

UTSA serves nearly 31,000 students in 135 degree programs in the colleges of
Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering,
Honors, Liberal and Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences and Graduate School.
Founded in 1969, UTSA is an intellectual and creative resource center and a
socioeconomic development catalyst for Texas and beyond. For more
information, visit www.utsa.edu/today <http://www.utsa.edu/today> .


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