• Manifiesto: The Texas Sales Tax Rebate and Cross-Border Mexican Shoppers 

      Mogab, John W.; Pisani, Michael J.; Nicols, Kay McGlashan; Welkey, Sharon; Wuest, Beth E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-10)
      Shoppers around the world cross borders from one country in order to shop in another. In fact, shopping is increasingly recognized as a primary motive for international travel. Nowhere is this more evident than at the ...
    • Manufacturing Growth Trends in Texas 

      Zlatkovich, Charles P. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993-04)
    • Maquiladora Prospects in a Global Environment 

      Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr.; Barraza de Anda, Martha Patricia (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-10)
      The Mexican in-bond assembly, or maquiladora, manufacturing sector has taken its fair share of lumps in recent years. The industry has experienced a business cycle downturn in the U.S., intermittent border closures, higher ...
    • Market Opportunities for Recycling in Texas Manufacturing Industries 

      Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-08)
      Report on a study of the opportunities for and challenges of incorporating recycled materials in the production processes of twelve important manufacturing industries in Texas, including, among others, the primary and ...
    • Market-based Government Activities in Texas: A Sampling from the Local and State Levels 

      Baker, John H.; Denby, Kimberly; Jarrett, James E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-08)
      As government seeks to hold the line on broad-based tax rates, some departments and agencies have implemented market-based activities as a means to maintain and expand public services. Two entrepreneurial success stories ...
    • More Support for College Education Would Yield Large Dividends in Texas 

      Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Ayala, Sofía G. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-02)
      States and regions with large numbers of educated workers enjoy many social and economic benefits, including low crime rates, high-technology-based employment, high per-capita income, and high wages. It follows that state ...
    • NAFTA Revisited: The Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Maquiladora Employment 

      Gruben, William C. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-12)
      The rapid employment growth of the Mexican in-bond plants, or maquiladoras, lists prominently among the most conspicuous industrial phenomena occurring the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In the four years ...
    • NAFTA Revisited: The Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Maquiladora Employment 

      Gruben, William C. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-12)
    • Natural Gas Substitution Under the "National Energy Strategy" 

      McDonald, Stephen L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1992-02)
    • A New Approach to Innovation & Growth in the Texas Technology Corridor 

      Sekora, Michael C.; Evans, Eliza (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-08)
      Texas faces the challenge of maintaining and growing its capacity to innovate at a time when global competitors are aggressively pursuing markets that have generated economic success for Texas companies in the recent past. ...
    • The New Economy: State Governments and Education 

      Wilson, Robert H. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995-08)
    • New Gas Market Fundamentals: The Prospects for Liquefied Natural Gas 

      Holloway, Milton L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-12)
      An increasingly volatile market price for U.S. natural gas, the inadequacy of domestic natural gas reserves, and the continuing development of new natural gas-based electric generation capacity have created a heightened ...
    • Nuestra Casa (Our House): A New Model for Self-help & Improvement Along the Texas/Mexico Border 

      Giusti, Cecilia (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008-08)
      In 2007, the Nuestra Casa program was evaluated by the Texas A&M Department of Landscape, Architecture and Urban Planning, with Dr. Cecilia Giusti as primary investigator. Her final report indicated that Nuestra Casa ...
    • On the Roof: A Review of Texas Real Estate Markets 

      Anari, Ali; Gaines, James; Gilliland, Charles (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-12)
      As housing prices slip in many parts of the country, Texas market conditions, in general seem relatively stable. This review of real estate markets around Texas reveals that Texas, especially in relation to other states ...
    • On-line Recycling: Waste/Material Exchange in the Electronic Information Age 

      Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-04)
      In recent years, public concern for environmental quality, high compliance and disposal costs, and reduction of landfill space has prompted many manufacturers and businesses to consider recycling or selling their wastes ...
    • Paths to Success: The Employer's Perspective 

      The University of Texas at Austin (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996-10)
    • Personnel Predicament: The Coming Human Resource Crisis in Texas Government 

      Greenfield, Stuart (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-08)
      Approximately 5.6 million baby boomers live in Texas, comprising 26.9% of the state's population. As this group matures, so does the Texas workforce. This aging trend will significantly affect the state's general workforce ...
    • Photovoltaics in Texas Part One: New Market Opportunity 

      Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-04)
      Why isn't Texas - with its natural solar endowment, semi-conductor expertise, energy business talent, and scientific leadership - a national and global leader in the solar industry? This two-part TBR article establishes ...
    • Photovoltaics in Texas Part Two: Strategies for Growth 

      Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-06)
      As the world turns to clean energy sources, Texas has a strategic opportunity to expand its traditional energy leadership capacity into solar power. This article is the second in a two-part series examining the photovoltaics ...
    • Plugging into the Texas Electricity Market: Avoiding the Mistakes of California 

      Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-10)
      If all goes as planned, by January 1, 2002, customer choice will have been introduced to most Texans currently served by investor-owned electric utilities. In some other states, like California, the transition to a competitive ...