• Across the Income Divide: High-Tech Industries in Texas Metropolitan Areas 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kumazawa, Risa (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-10)
    Policymakers in high-technology cities have become increasingly concerned that large segments of their populations are not reaping the benefits of the economic growth associated with these industries. Though it should be ...
  • At the Crossroads: The Texas/Mexico Border Economy at Cameron County and Matamoros 

    Gibson, David V.; Rhi-Perez, Pablo; Zavaleta, Antonio (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-06)
    Cameron County, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico face the Rio Grande River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico; it is a place of natural beauty and agricultural strength. The region has a strong economic and cultural heritage, ...
  • 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, 2003-06)
    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, 1998-02)
    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 ...
  • The Boom in High-Tech Business Services: A New Impetus to Economic Development in Texas 

    Hansen, Niles M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-08)
    Business services, also called producer services, are intermediate activities that provide inputs for the production of goods or other services, rather than directly serving final consumers. They enhance efficiency and add ...
  • Burying the Axe & Fording the River: A Tale of Regional Economic Cooperation 

    Poole, Kenneth E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-02)
    Economic development in Oklahoma and Texas has often involved one state's efforts to snatch companies from the other. When competing against one another, the Oklahoma-Texas rivalry could sometimes become blood sport. ...
  • By-Product Synergy: A Strategy for Sustainable Development 

    Mangan, Andrew T. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-08)
    By-product synergy (also known as “green twinning,” “industrial symbiosis,” and “zero waste/zero emissions/100% product emissions”) emphasizes the cooperation among diverse industries, agriculture, and communities that ...
  • A Capital Idea: The New Texas CAPCO Program 

    Beasley, Byron L.; Ballard, Paul B. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-02)
    As the Texas economy continues its expansion from the 2001 recession, the need for seed and growth capital for young companies is intense. A new funding program addresses this need, authorized by the Texas Legislature in ...
  • Cell Block Boom: The Impact of Texas Prison Expansion 

    Reynolds, Carl (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-02)
    In recent years, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has emerged as the largest state agency and, with approximately 40,000 jobs, probably the largest employer of any type in Texas. Most of its employees are ...
  • Check the Score: Credit Scoring and Insurance Losses: Is There a Connection? 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Brockett, Patrick (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-02)
    Over the past decade, the insurance industry has begun using credit histories to create credit scores for individuals who apply for or, sometimes, renew automobile and other insurance policies. Insurers use these scores ...
  • Checking the Forecast: A Look Back at the Texas 2000 Project 

    Olson, Jerry (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-08)
    In the late 1970s, Texas experienced a remarkable spurt of migration-induced population growth. One of the main reasons for the surge in migration was the much-touted Texas business climate. This part of the Sun Belt was ...
  • Cities in Transition: The Case of Houston 

    Klineberg, Stephen L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-02)
    The end of the 20th century finds major U.S. cities in the midst of significant change, precipitated by important economic and demographic trends. first, the foundations of the U.S. economy have definitively shifted away ...
  • Connecting the Dots: Expanding Economic Opportunity in Texas Through Public-Private Partnerships 

    Baylor, Don; Rosen, Laura; Helmcamp, Leslie (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010-12)
    More than ever, innovative and hard-working Texans need efficient and effective systems that promote economic mobility and opportunity. Currently, Texas faces two major public policy challenges. The first is that many ...
  • Eco-economics in Texas: Competitive Adaptation for the Next Industry Revolution 

    Motloch, John; Armistead, J. David; Lebkowsky, Jon (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008-10)
    The global economy within which Texas' businesses operate is shifting rapidly from a context of resource abundance to a context of resource constrain, leading to growth that is sought through continuous and accelerating ...
  • 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, 2004-12)
    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 ...
  • Education and Work after High School: Recent Findings from the Central Texas Student Futures Project 

    Schexnayder, Deanna; Cumpton, Greg; King, Christopher T.; Stolp, Chandler (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-08)
    Any strong regional economy is built on the success of its educational system, both secondary and postsecondary. The Central Texas Student Futures project is providing a new comprehensive, longitudinal study of high school ...
  • Exporting Tech from Texas 

    Walker, Bianca; Luft, David (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-08)
    From the days when the oil and cattle industries reigned in Texas to the current dominance of the information technology and manufacturing sectors, the state export environment has been historically rich. The second largest ...
  • 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, 2007-08)
    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, 2000-12)
    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, 2006-10)
    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 ...