• The Austin Index: Monitoring a City's Progress 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Wright, Rita J. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Developed in 2002 by the Bureau of Business Research (BBR), the Austin Index began as a pilot project to benchmark the economy of the Austin-San Marcos metropolitan statistical area (MSA). The Index uses twenty indicators ...
  • Austin Sui Generis?: The Strength and Resilience of the High-Tech Complex 

    Oden, Michael D. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Since the late 1980s, the growth of the Austin regional economy has outpaced that of other medium-sized high-tech centers. Austin’s economic expansion was based on four private sector growth drivers: computer and office ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reducing Income Inequalities: The Case of Austin 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kumazawa, Risa (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    According to many economic development specialists, cities that support high-tech industries can expect to show higher and longer running rates of growth. Such has been the case in Austin. However, economic growth does not ...
  • The Regional Economic Impact of New Airport Construction: The Case of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In the late 1980, it became apparent that Austin’s Robert Mueller Municipal Airport would not be equal to the demands generated by the growth of the city surrounding it. Consequently, in September 1993, Austin voters ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wage Inequality in Austin: Different Industries, Different Stories 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kshetramade, Mayuresh (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    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 ...