• Cameron County/Matamoros at the Crossroads: Assets and Challenges for Accelerated Regional and Binational Development 

    Gibson, David V.; Rhi-Perez, Pablo; Cotrofeld, Margaret; De Los Reyes, Oralia; Gipson, Mark (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013-01-03)
    Study of assets and challenges for knowledge-based economic development in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Includes demographic, economic, and education data for the region, as well as results of a survey of government and ...
  • Can the Texas Manufacturing Institute Operate Without State Appropriations? 

    Jarrett, James E.; Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Shrout, Lois (2014-10-24)
    This project was undertaken to evaluate whether the Texas Manufacturing Institute (TMI) could operate without state appropriated funds. This feasibility study focused on alternative funding sources available to the TMI in ...
  • A Capital Idea: The New Texas CAPCO Program 

    Beasley, Byron L.; Ballard, Paul B. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    As the Texas economy continues its expansion from the 2001 recession, the need for seed and growth capital for young companies is intense. A new funding program addresses this need, authorized by the Texas Legislature in ...
  • Catching the Next Wave in the Corridor: The Convergence of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Information Technology 

    Smithson, Robert; Adams, Lance; Stacey, Steven; Evans, Eliza (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013-01-03)
    Report on strategies for economic development in the Austin-San Antonio corridor based on an anticipated convergence of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology.
  • Cell Block Boom: The Impact of Texas Prison Expansion 

    Reynolds, Carl (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In recent years, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has emerged as the largest state agency and, with approximately 40,000 jobs, probably the largest employer of any type in Texas. Most of its employees are ...
  • The Certified Capital Companies Economic Development Innovation: Missouri's Experience to Date 

    Jarrett, James E. (2012-02-16)
    This report evaluates the Certified Capital Companies Economic Development Program (CAPCO), an innovative state government program for financing emerging companies in the State of Missouri. Certified capital company programs ...
  • Characteristics of Technology Transfer in Business Ventures: The Case of Daejeon, Korea 

    Sung, Tae Kyung; Gibson, David V.; Kang, Byung-Su (, 2012-02-21)
    This article explores the characteristics of venture business and entrepreneurs in Korea to (1) identify technology transfer activities, (2) analyze the differences between technology transfer in linear and nonlinear venture ...
  • Check the Score: Credit Scoring and Insurance Losses: Is There a Connection? 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Brockett, Patrick (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Over the past decade, the insurance industry has begun using credit histories to create credit scores for individuals who apply for or, sometimes, renew automobile and other insurance policies. Insurers use these scores ...
  • Checking the Forecast: A Look Back at the Texas 2000 Project 

    Olson, Jerry (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In the late 1970s, Texas experienced a remarkable spurt of migration-induced population growth. One of the main reasons for the surge in migration was the much-touted Texas business climate. This part of the Sun Belt was ...
  • Cities in Transition: The Case of Houston 

    Klineberg, Stephen L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The end of the 20th century finds major U.S. cities in the midst of significant change, precipitated by important economic and demographic trends. first, the foundations of the U.S. economy have definitively shifted away ...
  • Co-creation by Commenting: Participatory Ways to Write Quicklook® Reports 

    Jakobs, Eva-Maria; Spinuzzi, Clay; Digmayer, Claas; Pogue, Gregory P. (IEEE, 2015-09-09)
    The authors examined comments in revisions of 24 Quicklook® reports that were written to provide market feedback to entrepreneurs. Most Quicklook reports underwent a revision cycle, and the number of comments per draft ...
  • The Commercialization of New Technologies: the Case of DTM Corp. 

    Gibson, David V.; McClure, Paul F. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014-07-02)
    Case study of the successful commercialization of a new rapid prototyping process, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), developed at The University of Texas at Austin and licensed in 1987-88 to the startup DTM Corp.
  • Committed Costs vs. Uncertainty in New Product Development 

    Phillips, Fred Y.; Srivastava, R. (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Discusses the nature of committed and determined costs in a new product development project, and quantifies their relationship to project uncertainty. Introduces the concept of product, process, schedule and market (PPSM) ...
  • Connecting the Dots: Expanding Economic Opportunity in Texas Through Public-Private Partnerships 

    Baylor, Don; Rosen, Laura; Helmcamp, Leslie (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    More than ever, innovative and hard-working Texans need efficient and effective systems that promote economic mobility and opportunity. Currently, Texas faces two major public policy challenges. The first is that many ...
  • The Cost of Water vs. the Cost of Energy 

    Barchas, Isaac; Jacobson, Mitch; Webber, Michael E. (Texas CEO Magazine, 2014-04-02)
    The price dynamics of energy and water in Texas might be about to change. Historically, planners have assumed that the price of energy is volatile and trending up, while the price of water is stable and low. However, current ...
  • County Agent Model for Entrepreneurship: An Economic Development Vision for Texas 

    Butler, John Sibley (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-21)
    In Texas, the entrepreneurial spirit of our people is our most renewable resource. We believe that innovations from Texas entrepreneurs will drive our State’s economic growth in the 21 st century. When it comes to ...
  • Creating a Carbon Capture and Storage Industry in Texas 

    Eaton, David; Duncan, Ian (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015-06-23)
    Report on the potential for industrial development of geologic sequestration of CO₂ in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Funded in part by the IC² Institute.
  • Defining Tech Transfer 

    Association of University Technology Managers (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Technology transfer describes a formal transferring of new discoveries and innovations resulting from scientific research conducted at universities to the commercial sector. This article explores the reason why there has ...
  • Does It Matter Where IT Workers are Located? 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Ayala, Sofia G.; Kshetramade, Mayuresh; Murthy, Priyanka (2012-02-23)
    The predominant view in the literature is that cities affect labor productivity because spatial proximity facilitates the transfer of ideas which make workers more productive. We also anticipate that information technology, ...
  • Doing Business with a High-Tech Focus in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan 

    Cong, Dachang (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Introduces the economic conditions and high-tech research and development scenarios in post-crisis Asia. Explores challenges and opportunities for American high tech industries. Discusses issues related to doing business ...