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

Demonstrating "Military Value" in Defense Communities

Many communities and regions rely heavily upon military installations to sustain their local economies. In some cases, the presence of an installation is akin to having a corporate headquarters or an auto assembly plant. Although this interconnected relationship can procure significant benefits, it also makes defense communities uniquely vulnerable to shifts in resource allocation at the Federal level. Read more...


Data Visualization: Slicing & Dicing the 2013 Federal Budget

It’s hard to comprehend how $3.7 trillion is divvied up among countless Federal agencies and programs. To better understand President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal, both the New York Times and the Washington Post have created helpful interactive data visualizations. Read more...


Revitalizing Downtown Hot Springs

Rex Nelson, a former presidential appointee who works for The Communications Group, Inc., is a nationally recognized writer and community development consultant. He recently wrote about the importance of revitalizing downtown Hot Springs as a key component of the community’s overall success. Mr. Nelson praises this new direction for the city and surrounding region, quoting extensively from the economic development plan that TIP Strategies, Inc. recently completed. Read more...


The Age of Big Data

"Big Data" encompasses existing and new data streams generated by sensors and technologies, as well as the corollary activity of identifying patterns that will aid decision-making. Not only is "Big Data" a burgeoning industry unto itself, but it's also transforming existing industries, such as retail and healthcare. Read more...


How One Hospital Entices Doctors to Work in Rural America

Recruiting doctors to live and work in rural America is a chronic problem. The Ashland Health Clinic, a tiny hospital in southwest Kansas, is trying a different tack — a reverse-recruitment model. It's called mission-focused medicine, and it’s based on serving problems most commonly found in third-world countries. Read more...

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