Over the next several weeks, we intend to provide a series of practical and forward-looking resources. To start, we have included links to webinars from our trusted partners at the McChrystal Group and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Also included are articles providing insights on how these events are likely to have a lasting impact.
In partnership with the National League of Cities and the Mid-America Regional Council, TIP Strategies facilitated a day-long summit on July 19, 2019. The focus of the summit was workforce housing in first tier suburbs of Kansas City. The summit brought together approximately 200 local leaders and stakeholders from the region to explore opportunities for building and maintaining workforce housing at a regional scale.
Opportunity Zones (OZs) have been a hot topic for economic developers and investors across the country. As the largest federal economic development investment in over a decade, OZs originally excited economic developers because of their promise to deliver community benefits, but as the market has unfolded, OZs have instead been met with criticism. Shifting the narrative to focus on both economic growth and community inclusion is an important step to ensure that OZs deliver on their potential and promise to strengthen the country’s disadvantaged communities.
TIP Strategies is hiring for a relationship manager. This position is responsible for managing TIP’s business relationships with past clients, prospective clients, and others. Candidates are required to be based in Austin, Texas, or the surrounding metro area. Read a full job description and instructions for application on our blog.
This January, the International Economic Development Council held their 2019 Leadership Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event, aimed at the most senior members of the profession, sets out a broad economic development agenda for the coming year. In this article, Jon Roberts highlights the issues likely to concern economic development organizations throughout 2019.
In March, TIP welcomed the addition of three new staff members. Jennifer Todd and Elizabeth Scott have joined TIP’s field team. They will manage consulting engagements and work directly with clients. Evan Johnston has joined TIP’s research team as an analyst. He will tackle the unique technical challenges faced by our clients in a disruptive economy.
Recognizing the need to more rapidly modernize its forces, the US Army established the Army Futures Command (AFC) in July 2018. AFC represents the most significant reorganization within the Army in almost 50 years. The Army knew that in order to maintain military superiority, it had to transform the way it develops and adopts new technology.
TIP Strategies (TIP) is proud to collaborate with the National League of Cities (NLC) First Tier Suburbs Council on a unique new venture, the Economic Development Summit Pilot Program. The program provides a selected community the opportunity to partner with TIP and the First Tier Suburbs Council to hold a day-long economic development forum in their community.
AUSTIN, Texas, January 25, 2019 – McDaniel Strategy Ecosystems, LLC and TIP Strategies, Inc. have merged to become the next-generation economic development and business advisory firm. The merger, effective immediately, will be officially rolled out during the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Leadership Summit where McDaniel Strategy Ecosystems’ CEO and founder, Tracye McDaniel, was also named IEDC’s 2019 chairperson.
TIP Strategies tracks the ongoing ups and downs of metropolitan job growth with our Geography of Jobs interactive map. Our latest updated held some surprises. In the 12 months ending in November 2018, Houston added just over 114,000 jobs, more than any other US metropolitan area.