• 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, 2002-08)
    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, 2005-04)
    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, 1997-10)
    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, 2004-06)
    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, 1998-04)
    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, 2011-02)
    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, 2004-08)
    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, 1997-12)
    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, 2007-10)
    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, 2011-04)
    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, 2010-10)
    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, 2010-02)
    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, 2010-06)
    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, 2009-12)
    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, 2006-12)
    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 ...
  • Three's Company: U.S. Borders After September 11 

    Sinha, Tapen; Condon, Bradly J. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-02)
    The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, brought the issue of U.S. border security to the forefront. In the weeks following the attacks, heightened U.S. security measures ...
  • Two Views of Venture Capital: The Entrepreneur 

    Gerhardt, David (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-04)
    Imagine you are an entrepreneur. You have started a rapidly-growing venture, or at least you have devised a realistic plan for one. after carefully assembling an operating plan, including a detailed budget, you determine ...
  • Two Views of Venture Capital: The Investor 

    Tims, Stan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-04)
    The venture capital business is changing, again. Coincident with the rapid evolution of technology and industry, the venture capital business has in its short history, reinvented itself and its image. The number of services ...
  • The Vise: Occupational Restructuring and Earnings Inequality in High-Tech Manufacturing 

    Luker, Bill Jr. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-04)
    High-tech industries are our most strategically important source of new products and processes. These industries generate much, if not most, of the competitive advantages that U.S.-made goods and services enjoy in domestic ...
  • Wage Inequality in Austin: Different Industries, Different Stories 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kshetramade, Mayuresh (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-12)
    The Austin Equity Commission (AEC) was created in May 2000 and charged with building a consensus around a strategic vision for long-range economic prosperity and social equity. Using the Austin Index and the U.S. Census ...