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We design strategies
that support your community’s
vision for the future
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Planning in Turbulent Times
It’s important for those of us in
leadership to pause and think
beyond recovery.
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Based in Austin
with offices coast to coast
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Our Mission

To engage and inspire community
leaders to help the people they
serve thrive economically,
financially, and socially.
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TIP Strategies has worked for over 25 years to develop innovative strategies, programs, and outreach campaigns. Our Theory Into Practice planning model combines rigorous data analysis with the latest thinking in economic development, workforce training, and community-based principles. We pride ourselves on our ability to think creatively, and we customize each engagement, from initial outreach to final implementation.

Our Mission

To engage and inspire community leaders to help the people they serve thrive economically, financially, and socially.










TIP Practice Area: Strategy


For more than 25 years, TIP has helped our clients gain the insights and tools to support sound decision-making and create healthy, vibrant economies.

TIP Practice Area: Talent


TIP’s talent practice helps communities build the skilled labor pool essential to economic growth and prosperity, while creating economic opportunity for residents.

TIP Practice Area: Resilency


We have a long history of helping clients build the agile organizations and flexible systems required to handle disruptions and support vulnerable populations.

TIP Practice Area: Advisory


Our team’s decades of experience, proven planning model, and suite of analytical tools can be tailored to help our clients address challenges and leverage opportunities.


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