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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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the tip advantage

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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Federal Tech Hub Program Presents Opportunity

Communities across the US stand to benefit from monitoring the progress of the recently announced Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs program and formulating applications as the program moves forward. Administered by the EDA, this federal funding initiative focuses on expanding innovation beyond the current handful of successful high-tech centers.
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NAWB Forum 2023: Takeaways & Trends

In late March, Tom Stellman and Katrina Parkey attended the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) 2023 Forum in Washington, DC. In Katrina’s latest post, she shares some insights gained from her time at NAWB and from her recent talent-focused consulting engagements.
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How Can a CEDS Bring a Community Together?

The preparation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) requires a community to define its collective vision for future growth and prosperity. The second installment in TIP’s CEDS series highlights the successful and inclusive outreach strategy conducted by Greater Spokane Inc. that drove the vision for their CEDS, THRIVE Spokane.
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Geography Of Jobs

Tight labor markets motivate employers. Slack labor markets concern workforce development agencies and policymakers. Regardless of where we are in the business cycle, talent development is always a concern. TIP has a long track record and depth of expertise in successful workforce planning, particularly in the alignment of goals across multiple stakeholders.

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