• 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 ...
  • Global Trends & Market Shifts: Texas, China, and Mexico 

    Boske, Leigh B. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    At the state level, the majority of Texas’ trade historically has been, and continues to be, with Mexico. Texas and Mexico have leveraged their common border to establish a relationship that shapes local economies and ...
  • Globalizing Texas: Exports and High-Tech Jobs 

    Kumar, Anil (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    Among the U.S. states, Texas has been at the forefront of globalization, which is characterized by the international flow not only of goods and services but also human and financial capital. A key factor in these high marks ...
  • Government Transparency: Trends in Texas 

    Kirkham, Lara; Chapman, Gary (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    In 2006, Texas initiated what would become a nationwide movement toward increased state government financial transparency by posting detailed records of the Governor's office expenses online. Since then, Texas has remained ...
  • Grandfather's Last Days?: Voluntary Permits and Economically Sustainable Air Quality in Texas 

    Groberg, David (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Daunting air quality problems in Texas have brought state government under increasing public pressure to enact strict controls on air emissions. The Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC) launched a voluntary ...
  • "The Great Pension Reform": AFOREs and the Future of Privatized Retirement in Mexico 

    Sinha, Tapen (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In 1997, a new privatized, government-mandated retirement system came into existence in Mexico. Within this system, private companies called Administradoras de Fondos de Retiro (AFORE) manage pension funds for workers who ...
  • The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Parada, Jaime (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-02)
    "The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico" by Elsie Echeverri-Carroll: Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, long has been known for its large industrial enterprises and heavy industry. ...
  • Has Texas Become a Net Importer of Energy Resources? 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Examination of whether Texas has become a new importer of energy resources. The answer depends on the method of comparison, by heating value or economic value.
  • The Hidden Costs of Payday Lending 

    Baylor, Don (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    Payday lending, sometimes known as a cash advance, is a small, short-term, high interest loan that is intended to bridge the borrower's cash flow gap between pay periods. Payday loans are secured by access to the individual's ...
  • The Horse Before the Cart: Toward a More Rational Management of Economic Development Incentives 

    Oden, Michael D. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The debate over the value of tax incentives as an economic development tool is primarily based on disagreement over the ability of state and local governments to act rationally and competently to improve the welfare of ...
  • In a State of Change: The Rapidly Growing and Increasingly Diverse Population of Texas 

    Peterson, D'Ann; Assanie, Laila (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    Rich natural resources, abundant land, a central location within the United States, and a business-friendly environment have long attracted both immigrants and U.S. natives to Texas. As a result, the state has grown faster, ...
  • Infrastructure Tolls in Texas: Evidence from the Borderplex 

    De Leon, Marcycruz; Kelley, Brian W.; Molina, Angel L., Jr.; Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    Do changes in tolls rates affect pedestrian, car, and truck traffic across the bridges between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico? As more and more attention is paid to the use of tolls as funding mechanisms for new road ...
  • An Integrated Economic Development Budget: Putting Apples and Oranges in the Same Basket 

    Lavine, Dick (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Scattered throughout the state budget, these programs surface not only in the Texas Department of Economic Development and the Texas Workforce Commission, but also in agencies as disparate as the Texas Agricultural Extension ...
  • The Internet and Manufacturing 

    Chapman, Gary (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Commercialization of the Internet has been one of the hottest topics around the world in recent years. The growth of this medium and the new capabilities deliverable on the World Wide Web has excited entrepreneurs, ...
  • Internet Business Method Patents 

    Allison, John R.; Tiller, Emerson H. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-26)
    "Internet Business Method Patents" by John R. Allison and Emerson H. Tiller: Companies operating over the Internet have aggressively pursued business method patents in recent years. While there has been much criticism about ...
  • Internet Marketing: Advertising as Information 

    Wilcox, Gary (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    At the beginning of this century, a new advertising industry came of age in the United States. Now, at the turn of the 21st century, new global media and audiences are reshaping this industry and the advertising we see. ...