About TIP Strategies

TIP Strategies is a privately held Austin based economic development consulting firm committed to providing quality solutions for public & private sector clients

The Many Measures of a Place

In a culture preoccupied with Top 10 lists, it is not surprising that places are now scored, ranked, and promoted as “family friendly,” “great for singles,” and even “weird.” What is the value - if any - of these inventive metrics, and what do they mean for economic developers? Read more...

Trends Shaping Economic Development: Demographics

As part of our new company website, TIP has identified six major trends shaping economic development. We will continue to follow these trends in the “approach” section of our site, as well as in the Theory into Practice Blog. Read more...

Fortune's "Best Companies to Work For," in Employees' Own Words

Fortune magazine recently published their annual list of top companies to work for, with SAS, Boston Consulting, and Wegman's taking the one, two, and three spots, respectively. To accompany the piece, this interactive data vizualization shows what the employees have to say about their companies. Read more...

TIP and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce Launch “Transformation: the Economic Development Strategic Plan"

The plan stresses talent attraction and proposes jointly redeveloping St. Mary’s Hospital into a hub for education and innovation. TIP also recommended establishing a small business corridor between the state capitol and the historic Missouri State Penitentiary, creating an entertainment/recreation district along the west end of downtown, and continuing to strengthen ties to the State and other regional entities. Click here to see a clip of Jon’s roll-out presentation. Read more...

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