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Tony Hsieh – a Visionary and an Original

Tony Hsieh – a Visionary and an Original

Jon Roberts share his personal tribute, to Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, and brilliant entrepreneur. As we all process his tragic death—and the circumstances surrounding it—we shouldn’t let ourselves be distracted from all he accomplished. Tony’s ultimate goal, whether for business or for community, was to “deliver happiness.”

Field Notes: Investing in Disconnected Young People

Field Notes: Investing in Disconnected Young People

Disconnected young people, often referred to as opportunity youth, are the future of our economies and our workforce. We spoke to Anna Crockett, Community Development Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, to better understand the challenges facing opportunity youth, their importance to our communities, and potential investment strategies for community leaders.

TIP Strategies is hiring for an Associate Consultant

TIP Strategies is hiring for an Associate Consultant. The description for this position follows. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to resume@tipstrategies.com. The subject line of the email should be ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT. Please name your resume LAST NAME_FIRST NAME. Any questions regarding the position may also be directed to the email listed above.

Planning in Turbulent Times

Planning in Turbulent Times

  “…in turbulent times, the first task of management is to make sure of the institution’s capacity for survival, to make sure of its structural strength and soundness, of its capacity to survive a blow, to adapt to sudden change, and to avail itself of new...

Geography of Risk: COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis and its economic effects continue to unfold, it has become clear that communities need to understand the job-related exposure and financial instability their residents risk to more effectively direct resources and support. To help shed light on these issues, TIP created the Occupational Risk Tool, based on the characteristics of occupations across the US. The health risk and risk to earnings scores, assigned by TIP, form the basis for the Occupational Risk Tool. Learn more about TIP’s unique new tool, experience an interactive demo, and read about the lessons we’ve learned on our blog.

Solidarity and Support

Solidarity and Support

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.

Housing in the First Suburbs

Housing in the First Suburbs

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.

To Deliver on Opportunity Zones’ Potential, Return to their Original Premise

To Deliver on Opportunity Zones’ Potential, Return to their Original Premise

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!

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.

2019 IEDC Leadership Summit: Thoughts and Context

2019 IEDC Leadership Summit: Thoughts and Context

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.

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Feature: Geography of Jobs

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