About TIP StrategiesTIP Strategies is a privately held Austin based economic development consulting firm committed to providing quality solutions for public & private sector clients.
The Future of Manufacturing
If we assumed that our competitive advantage, as a nation, was being compromised by the off-shoring of our manufacturing we would be missing the larger point. Whether we manufacture in the U.S. or in China (or anywhere else), the pressure to reduce labor costs is the same. Read more...
Data Visualization: The Connected States of America
Researchers at MIT Senseable City Lab, AT&T Labs-Research and IBM Research created an interactive map that illustrates regional boundaries in the United States, using connectivity data patterns derived from anonymous and aggregated cell phone data. How connected is your county regionally and nationally? Read more...
The US Economy from 1970-2010, in Three Charts
We analyzed the shift in the US economy from 1970 - 2010 in the form of three telling charts: US Employment by Industry Sector; Industry Share of Total Nonfarm Employment; and Industry Share of Total US GDP. From each perspective, different stories of manufacturing, financial services, and the government sector emerge. Read more...
Walter Reed Center's Closure May Be A Boon To D.C.
In the closure of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., may be left with nearly 70 acres of prime real estate. In a city where a quarter of the land is owned by the federal government, demand for land is high and pressure to adapt the site for new uses with equal or greater economic impact is significant. Read more...