• The Austin Index: Monitoring a City's Progress 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Wright, Rita J. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Developed in 2002 by the Bureau of Business Research (BBR), the Austin Index began as a pilot project to benchmark the economy of the Austin-San Marcos metropolitan statistical area (MSA). The Index uses twenty indicators ...
  • Austin Sui Generis?: The Strength and Resilience of the High-Tech Complex 

    Oden, Michael D. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Since the late 1980s, the growth of the Austin regional economy has outpaced that of other medium-sized high-tech centers. Austin’s economic expansion was based on four private sector growth drivers: computer and office ...
  • Beyond the Digital Economy: A Perspective on Innovation for the Learning Society 

    Conceição, Pedro; Gibson, David V.; Heitor, Manuel V.; Sirilli, Giorgio (2012-02-21)
    In view of the current socio-economic context, in which innovation is a key driving force for the sustainable development, which challenges are facing education and research to enhance and nurture innovation and better ...
  • 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.
  • Economic Growth and Linkage with Silicon Valley: The Cases of Austin and Boston 

    Ayala, Sofía G.; Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    What creates growth in a local economy? Answers to this question have varied markedly over the last forty years. In the 1980s, the revolutionary concept that knowledge, rather than labor and physical capital, was the prime ...
  • The Economic Impact of Austin Technology Incubator Alumni Companies on Travis County, 2003–2012 

    Jarrett, James E.; Field, Ryan R. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014-12-11)
    The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) is the business incubator of the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. ATI works with seed- and pre-seed-stage technology startups, helping to prepare these businesses ...
  • Economic Impact of the Cleantech Sector in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA 

    Baireuther, Kathleen; Field, Ryan R.; Kelsey, Brian; Jacobson, Mitch; King, John; Brauner, Helen (CleanTX, 2015-05-27)
    Economic impact report for the clean technology sector in central Texas, commissioned by CleanTX and supported by the Austin Technology Incubator and Civic Analytics. The study finds that the cleantech sector in the Austin ...
  • Economic Impact Study: Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan 

    Gau, George W.; Jarrett, James E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015-03-11)
    Report prepared in 1992 for Travis County and City of Austin officials considering the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan, a habitat conservation plan for the black-capped vireo, golden-cheeked warbler, six karst ...
  • Enriching Economy and Environment: Making Central Texas the Center for Clean Energy 

    IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013-01-03)
    Overview of clean energy technologies, their economic potential, and the resources making up an emerging clean energy cluster in Central Texas.
  • Fast Track to Hi Tech: Current Research on Targeted Workforce Development 

    Glover, Robert; King, Christopher; Hershey, Suzanne (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-15)
    Both the state of Texas and the city of Austin have pursued a cluster-based approach to economic development. Since 2004, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (GACC) has raised $14 million in private funds through its ...
  • Generating Momentum Toward a Sustainable Economy: The Case of Austin Incentives 

    Oden, Michael D. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    In June 2008, Livable City released the report "Building a More Sustainable Economy: Economic Development Strategy and Public Incentives in Austin," to suggest a path that will help the City of Austin better balance economic ...
  • Overview of US Incubators and the Case of the Austin Technology Incubator 

    Wiggins, Joel; Gibson, David V. (Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, 2012-02-21)
    Business incubators have a 25-year history in the US. Today they number more than 800. Most are non-profit entities, many associated with universities. This article provides a general overview of business incubation ...
  • Reducing Income Inequalities: The Case of Austin 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kumazawa, Risa (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    According to many economic development specialists, cities that support high-tech industries can expect to show higher and longer running rates of growth. Such has been the case in Austin. However, economic growth does not ...
  • The Regional Economic Impact of New Airport Construction: The Case of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In the late 1980, it became apparent that Austin’s Robert Mueller Municipal Airport would not be equal to the demands generated by the growth of the city surrounding it. Consequently, in September 1993, Austin voters ...
  • Sustainable Energy Options for Austin Energy 

    Duncan, Roger; Eaton, David J.; Ferchill, Cary; Vice, Jeff; Wolfe, Chip (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015-06-29)
    During the 2008-2009 academic year the City of Austin, on behalf of Austin Energy (AE), and Solar Austin co-funded a policy research project to review options for AE to achieve sustainable energy generation and become ...
  • Sustaining The Technopolis: High-Technology Development in Austin, Texas 1988-2012 

    Gibson, David V.; Butler, John Sibley (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013-04-09)
    Update and elaboration of the 1988 Journal of Business Venturing article "Creating the Technopolis: High-Technology Development in Austin, Texas" which emphasized the role of key influencers, institutions and networks that ...
  • Texas in the Information Age 

    Strover, Sharon; Nicholas, Kyle (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The Texas Telecommunications Policy Institute on the Texas Poll surveyed a random sample of 1,000 Texans on a quarterly basis in order to understand how people in the state are currently using telecommunications and computers ...
  • Wage Inequality in Austin: Different Industries, Different Stories 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kshetramade, Mayuresh (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The Austin Equity Commission (AEC) was created in May 2000 and charged with building a consensus around a strategic vision for long-range economic prosperity and social equity. Using the Austin Index and the U.S. Census ...