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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.

Employment Resources for Transitioning Service Members

Two hundred thousand service members transition to the civilian workforce each year. Communities and employers have a vested interest in attracting or retaining this unique talent pool by facilitating the transition from military to civilian employment. With this in mind, TIP has created a database of over 100 unique Federal, non-profit, and private sector-sponsored programs designed to connect Veterans with employment opportunities, transition support, and education and training programs. Read more...


Memphis Tries to Lure its Natives Home

You might hear “Memphis” and think Beale Street, the blues and Elvis Presley. But outside the spotlights, Memphis is dealing with major urban challenges, including a declining population. The city's PR campaign--The Comeback--includes strategically placed billboards in nearby metropolitan areas like Little Rock, St. Louis and Nashville. Read more...


Heartland HIBs: Foreign Tech Workers Beyond Silicon Valley

In a new study, Brookings Institution researchers have drilled down into the H1-B visa numbers and found that, despite the interconnectedness of the global economy, the economics of bringing skilled foreign workers to the United States remains very much local. The Brookings study also appears to be one of the first that looks at H-1B applications at the metro level. Read more...


Data Visualization: Evolution of a Manufacturing Supply Chain

Foreign auto companies have grown over the last 30 years to account for over 40 percent of vehicles built in the U.S. Check out the animated visualization of the growth of the manufacturing supply chain of the auto industry from 1980-2009 created by the New York Times. Read more...


Minnesota Courts Cyclists with a New Mobile Platform

Cyclists are used to struggling for the attention of lawmakers. Not so in Minnesota, a state that’s actively courting cyclists–most recently, through Pedal Minnesota, a new campaign aimed at making it easier for locals and tourists to get around by bike. Read more...

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