• Shaping Health Reform for the US-Mexico Border Region 

    Homedes, Núria; Ugalde, Antonio (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    There is no area in the U.S. where improving health coverage and availability is more urgent than in the Texas-Mexico border, where population growth and disease rates rise, yet the number of physicians and dentists in the ...
  • Small Business in the Electronic Marketplace: A Blueprint for Survival 

    Ba, Sulin; Whinston, Andrew B.; Zhang, Han (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The digital economy is made possible by the World Wide Web is growing at an astounding rate. Digital products can be assembled, customized, and packaged in almost an infinite number of ways to meet changing customer demands ...
  • Soft Landing: Indian IT Companies in Monterrey, Mexico 

    Laszlo, Kathia Castro; Laszlo, Alexander; De Fougères, Lorraine (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    Monterrey, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, has historically been considered an industrial city. In the last few years, a major shift has begun to propel the region beyond the confines of physical ...
  • Sparking Growth and Renewal Through New Products: The Impact of Information Technology 

    Krishnan, Vish (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    All over the world, companies increasingly depend on new products and services to spark profit growth and renewal of their assets. One of the main challenges facing executives at these companies is how to apply information ...
  • The State at Work: The "Workforce Investment Act of 1998" and What it Means for Texas 

    King, Christopher T. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The Workforce Investment Act (Public Law 105-220), signed into law August 7, 1998, represents the culmination of bipartisan efforts to reform the nation’s workforce development programs. On July 1, 1999, Texas began ...
  • Talking About Texas: Texas Business Review and 75 Years of Change 

    Furgeson, Sally; Kellison, J. Bruce (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Among the projects listed in 1926 for the newly established Bureau of Business Research (BBR) at the University of Texas at Austin was the "issuance of a publication setting forth the economic health of the state." And so ...
  • Tapping into the Fountain: The Impact of the University of Texas System 

    Cline, Michael; Bridges, Gary; McKinley, Robert (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    The State of Texas invests in higher education in order to develop the human capital of the state. These investments result in a large number of benefits, including increased productivity, earning gains, market entry of ...
  • Teleworking: Some Texas Initiatives 

    Panol, Zeny S. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In this era of the virtual corporation, three Texas cities ranked in the top ten of Fortune magazine's 1995 best places that "serve the evolving workplace": Austin, Dallas, and Houston. This new workplace embraces the "work ...
  • Ten Years Hence, Is NAFTA Succeeding? 

    Weintraub, Sidney (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In the early 1990s, the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement, linking Canada, Mexico, and the United States, prompted intense debate. Today, ten years after the agreement took effect, it remains a flash point, much ...
  • Texas as a Net Energy Importer: Does it Matter? 

    Holloway, Milton L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    By some calculations, Texas became a new energy importer in 1991. In that year, the BTU (or heat) value of Texas consumption of petroleum products, natural gas, propane, and renewable energy (wood, wind, and solar) exceeded ...
  • Texas CAPCO and Economic Growth 

    Trybula, Walt; Mak, Simon; Casselberry, Craig (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    The CAPCO program can best be described as a strategic public/private partnership that leverages private capital to fund sustainable small business growth. The policy intent was to drive capital in ways that would overcome ...
  • Texas Energy: The Next Generation: The Role of Renewables in Generating Electricity 

    Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In recent years, renewable energy has gained ground as a viable future source of energy in the electric industry. Such recognition has been due to the environmentally friendly aspects of renewables resources, federal ...
  • 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 ...
  • Texas Tough: A Review and Forecast of the State's Economy 

    Preuss, Gary (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-15)
    With pressure from a softening housing market and tightening credit conditions, the national economy is at greater risk for recession than it has been since 2001. The Texas economy could have been expected to show signs ...
  • Texas TV, Film and Video Game Incentives: Fast Forward to Big Economic Impact 

    Jarrett, James E.; Kellison, J. Bruce (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    State economic development incentive programs are significant factors when attracting film, TV, commericials and video game producers to a state. This article summarizes the findings of an economic impact analysis that was ...
  • Texas Venture Capital Programs: Recommendations for Taxpayer Profits and Improved Accountability 

    Schmisseur, Dan; Overmoyer, Rich (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    Since 2005, state taxpayers have provided nearly $600 million for two venture capital programs: the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) and the Texas Certified Capital Company Program (CAPCO). Both programs make investments ...
  • Texas Wind Industry's Rapid Growth Creates New Challenges 

    Furgeson, Will (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    In the past decade, Texas began to harness some of its abundant wind potential and, in the process, became an international wind energy leader. The state currently accounts for more than 25 percent of installed wind energy ...
  • Texas Workforce Investments: Returns for Participants, Taxpayers, and Society 

    King, Christopher T.; Tang, Ying; Smith, Tara Carter; Schroeder, Daniel G. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    The Texas workforce development system strives to ensure that employers, individuals, and communities have the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity. The demands on this system will increase as the state's ...
  • The Texas-Mexico Trade Corridor 

    Lawrence, F. Barry (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    The U.S.-Mexico relationship has been rocky for some time, and there is little doubt that the current recession has made matters worse. The relationship between the two countries has been strained by competition for jobs, ...
  • Texas: The State of Manufacturing: A Secretary of Manufacturing for Texas 

    Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    In 1907, the Texas Legislature responded to the needs of Texas farmers by establishing the Department of Agriculture to better coordinate agricultural policy and services. Now, 100 years later, it is time for a similar ...