Tennessee’s new Sycamore Institute fills research void, policymaker inboxes


August 18, 2017 — Lots of people around Legislative Plaza got introduced in recent months to The Sycamore Institute by way of email. Lots of email.

Who was behind this flurry of reports suddenly filling the inboxes of the state’s legislators and policymakers, some around the State Capitol began to wonder. Then word began to trickle out that this new think tank was legit, and it didn’t have an agenda to sell.

The Sycamore Institute occupies a space unto itself: Tennessee data focused on health, well-being and state’s budget.

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