• 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, 2012-03-23)
    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 ...
  • Activities and Resources of the Galveston Bay 

    Holstrum, Gary L.; Williams, W. Reed (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014-10-29)
    Report on the benefits associated with activities and resources of Galveston Bay. Aggregates data from a variety of sources on the economic value of the Galveston Bay waters in three sectors: (1) recreation, (2) natural ...
  • 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, 2012-02-14)
    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 ...
  • 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, 2012-02-22)
    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, 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 ...
  • Banking Across Borders: The Future of the U.S.-Mexico Remittance Corridor 

    Taparia, Vivek (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    In 2004, Mexican immigrants in the United States sent a record of $16.6 billion dollars to their relatives in Mexico. Cross-border consolidation of banks has created the opportunity for migrants to send money home at no ...
  • 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, 2012-03-23)
    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 ...
  • Building the Venture Capital Industry in Mexico 

    Kappaz, Christina; McNeece, John B. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In many developing countries, venture capital investing remains a nascent industry. However, investment in private equity has been picking up in Mexico and throughout Latin America over the past year as investors regain ...
  • 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, 2012-02-15)
    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. ...
  • "The Business of the Future": Banks, Latinos, and the Changing Financial Borders 

    Freeman, Gary P.; Leal, David L.; Plascencia, Luis F. B. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    A major change is underway in the relationship between mainstream financial institutions and the U.S. Latino population. From small independents like Second Federal Savings in Chicago to the nation's largest retail bank, ...
  • By-Product Synergy: A Strategy for Sustainable Development 

    Mangan, Andrew T. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.