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.

Feasibility Study: Establishing a Wet-Lab Incubator in Austin, TX

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) recently engaged TIP Strategies to assist in completing a feasibility study to support the development of a bioscience wet laboratory incubator. The proposed facility would provide much-needed support for the bioscience ecosystem in the Austin region, and the proposed site adjacent to other principal biotechnology and healthcare assets will likely become a nexus for Austin’s bioscience sector. Read more...


Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment

The clean economy has remained elusive in part because, in the absence of standard definitions and data, strikingly little is known about its nature, size, and growth at the critical regional level. Seeking to help address these problems, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings worked with Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice to develop, analyze, and comment on a detailed database of establishment-level employment statistics pertaining to a sensibly defined assemblage of clean economy industries in the United States and its metropolitan areas. Read more...


Interactive Graphic: Uneven Recovery

The economic recovery began in June 2009, but many sectors of the economy have continued to shed jobs. This excellent interactive graphic by the Wall Street Journal shows which sectors have lost or gained the most jobs cumulatively since the recovery started. Read more...


Industry Clusters: the Modern Day Snake Oil

A recent analysis of 1,604 companies in the five largest Norwegian cities underscores what’s missing from this prescription for a knowledge economy: people. The concept of human capital as a prerequisite for economic vitality is reinforced by the "Interconnected World of Tech Companies" infographic which highlights the linkages among tech companies, by merger and acquisition as well as through prominent individuals. Read more...

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