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.

Project Update: Temple (TX) Economic Development Corporation

Temple, Texas, is strategically located along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In 2011 the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood MSA was ranked among top five best-performing metro areas in the nation, according to the Milken Institute. In an effort to continue this trend, the Temple EDC engaged TIP to define the top five industry categories best suited for Temple and develop a targeted business marketing and recruitment program. Read more...


Want to Boost the Economy? Boost Internet Speeds

A new report quantifies the isolated impact of broadband speed in 33 OECD countries, showing that doubling the broadband speed for an economy increases GDP by 0.3%. According to Co.Exist, one interpretation of the report is that broadband will become the interstate highways of the 21st century: infrastructure that radically improves the exchange of valuable goods (or services and ideas) leading to explosive economic growth over time. Read more...


Data Visualization: A Map of Your City's Invisible Neighborhoods

Using algorithms and data from Foursquare check-ins, a team of students analyzed the clusters of places that like-minded people visited. The resulting maps illustrate word-of-mouth zoning distinctions known only to locals. The boundaries are vague and arbitrary, based as much upon the way people eat and dress as real estate prices and income per capita. What would a map of your city reveal? Read more...


What Employers Want from the Long-Term Unemployed

CareerBuilder found that 85% of hiring and human resource managers are more understanding of employment gaps now than they were pre-recession. In the same survey, hiring managers recommended that job-seekers invest in their own professional development by taking a class, volunteering, and/or finding temporary or contract assignments. Read more...

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