• Across the Income Divide: High-Tech Industries in Texas Metropolitan Areas 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kumazawa, Risa (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-10)
    Policymakers in high-technology cities have become increasingly concerned that large segments of their populations are not reaping the benefits of the economic growth associated with these industries. Though it should be ...
  • An Assessment of Mental Health Services for Veterans in the State of Texas 

    Eaton, David; Hornbach, Rebecca; Marcotte, Lauren; Read, Lindsay (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015)
    This report describes the complex challenges faced by veterans and their families in seeking, navigating, and attaining adequate mental health care in Texas. There are 1.7 million veterans in Texas, comprising 8.6 percent ...
  • An Assessment of the Adult Entertainment Industry in Texas 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Busch-Armendariz, Noël; Jarrett, James E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-03)
    This project, a collaboration between the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) and the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin, assesses the socio-economic impact of ...
  • Assets and Challenges for Accelerated Technology-Based Growth in Hidalgo County: A Knowledge-Based Benchmarking 

    Brazier, Gerald D.; Gibson, David V. (University of Texas Pan-American, 2001-10-31)
    Assessment of assets and challenges to the development of a knowledge-based economy in Hidalgo County, Texas, driven by technology industries, second-generation manufacturing, and value-added support services. Includes ...
  • At the Crossroads: The Texas/Mexico Border Economy at Cameron County and Matamoros 

    Gibson, David V.; Rhi-Perez, Pablo; Zavaleta, Antonio (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-06)
    Cameron County, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico face the Rio Grande River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico; it is a place of natural beauty and agricultural strength. The region has a strong economic and cultural heritage, ...
  • 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, 2003-06)
    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, 1998-02)
    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 ...
  • Austin's Wireless Future 

    IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004-01)
    This report explores the near-term future of wireless – ubiquitous mobile voice and data communication, with focus on three categories of wireless services and products (existing cellular and PCS services and products; ...
  • The Boom in High-Tech Business Services: A New Impetus to Economic Development in Texas 

    Hansen, Niles M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-08)
    Business services, also called producer services, are intermediate activities that provide inputs for the production of goods or other services, rather than directly serving final consumers. They enhance efficiency and add ...
  • Burying the Axe & Fording the River: A Tale of Regional Economic Cooperation 

    Poole, Kenneth E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-02)
    Economic development in Oklahoma and Texas has often involved one state's efforts to snatch companies from the other. When competing against one another, the Oklahoma-Texas rivalry could sometimes become blood sport. ...
  • By-Product Synergy: A Strategy for Sustainable Development 

    Mangan, Andrew T. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-08)
    By-product synergy (also known as “green twinning,” “industrial symbiosis,” and “zero waste/zero emissions/100% product emissions”) emphasizes the cooperation among diverse industries, agriculture, and communities that ...
  • 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, 2003)
    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 ...
  • A Capital Idea: The New Texas CAPCO Program 

    Beasley, Byron L.; Ballard, Paul B. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-02)
    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, 2003-03-20)
    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, 2000-02)
    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 ...
  • 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, 2003-02)
    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, 2000-08)
    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, 1999-02)
    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 ...
  • Comparative High-Technology Industrial Growth: Texas, California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina 

    Campbell, John P. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986)
    To better understand the development of high technology industry in Texas, this monograph compares the high-technology industrial composition of Texas with that of California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Chapters ...
  • 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, 2010-12)
    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 ...