• 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Eco-economics in Texas: Competitive Adaptation for the Next Industry Revolution 

    Motloch, John; Armistead, J. David; Lebkowsky, Jon (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    The global economy within which Texas' businesses operate is shifting rapidly from a context of resource abundance to a context of resource constrain, leading to growth that is sought through continuous and accelerating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Education and Work after High School: Recent Findings from the Central Texas Student Futures Project 

    Schexnayder, Deanna; Cumpton, Greg; King, Christopher T.; Stolp, Chandler (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    Any strong regional economy is built on the success of its educational system, both secondary and postsecondary. The Central Texas Student Futures project is providing a new comprehensive, longitudinal study of high school ...
  • The Efficient Government: Technology Trends and Marketing Strategies in E-government 

    Walker, Bianca (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    As defined by the World Bank, "e-government" refers to the use by government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet, and mobile computing) that can transform their relations with ...
  • Emergent Entrepreneurs: Latina-Owned Businesses in the Borderlands 

    Robles, Bárbara J.; Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-26)
    During the 1990s, the number of Latina small businesses grew by an extraordinary 209 percent. These privately-held, majority-owned businesses accounted for $29.4 billion in receipts and employed nearly 198,000 workers. ...
  • Empresarias Decididas: Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Brandazza, Daniela; Kellison, J. Bruce (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-26)
  • Exporting Tech from Texas 

    Walker, Bianca; Luft, David (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    From the days when the oil and cattle industries reigned in Texas to the current dominance of the information technology and manufacturing sectors, the state export environment has been historically rich. The second largest ...
  • 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 ...
  • Foreign Investment in Texas: Why Here? 

    Weatherford, Clay; Cooke, Alex; Beard, Karen (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Understanding the factors that drive corporate site location decisions is critical to the public officials, economic development professionals, and local leaders responsible for attracting new business locations and ...
  • Future View: Projected Demographic Shifts for Texas: Population to Grow, Diversify & Age 

    Murdock, Steve H.; Hoque, Md. Nazrul; Pecotte, Beverly; Jordan, Jeff (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    The Texas Population Projections and Estimates Program in the Texas State Data Center and The Office of the State Demographer in the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research at The University of Texas at San ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Giant Awakens: The Promises and Challenges of MERCOSUR 

    Stolp, Chandler; Jarrett, James E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-26)
    "A Giant Awakens: The Promises and Challenges of MERCOSUR" by Chandler Stolp: Mercosur (Mercado Comun del Sur, or the Common Market of the South) is the largest trade and investment bloc in the world after the European ...