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 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. IAVA’s programs are designed to empower a community of over 200,000 member veterans and supporters. In addition to daily interactions through social media and other platforms, IAVA also conducts an annual member survey. Read more...


The Veterans Inventory: Labor Force Survey Tool for Defense Communities

The primary objective of the Veterans Inventory is to characterize and catalog the post-military intentions, educational levels, skills, and desired employment of military personnel separating from service. This information can be used as a tool to recruit companies to an area by highlighting a potential skilled labor pool. Read more...


Case Study: Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

The TIP team is presently working with the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission in Anniston, AL, to prepare for the Anniston Army Depot’s reduction in workload. In preparation for the conclusion of the chemical demolition operation, local leaders applied for and received a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to address the layoffs that would result from the expected reduction in workload at the Depot. Read more...


Veteran Talent Index (Monster.com)

In May of this year, Monster published the second in an ongoing series of reports designed to highlight the gap between the requirements of employers and the needs of transitioning service members. The reports shed light on the forces behind the high unemployment rate in the veteran population. Read more...


Resources for Transitioning Service Members and Employers

In addition to well-known programs such as the GI Bill, there are a range of tools, programs, and resources designed to ease the transition from military service to the civilian workforce, including certification partnerships, tax credits for employers, and funding for training programs.
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Infographic: A Snapshot of Our Nation's Veterans

The U.S. Census Bureau has prepared an insightful series of data points characterizing the veteran population in the U.S. Which cities have the highest percentage of veterans? How do their education levels compare with the average American? Read more...

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