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MassDevelopment: Blueprint for Economic Diversification

By: Alex Cooke, senior consultant, TIP Strategies Image credit: Salem Muster [Image 1 of 2], by 1SG Donald Veitch via DVIDS (Public Domain) TIP recently completed an engagement for MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s economic development and finance...

Waxahachie, Texas: Implementation Success

On April 1, 2016, TIP senior consultant Alex Cooke attended a luncheon hosted by the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council to celebrate the community’s successful implementation of its economic development strategic plan.

Lubbock, Texas: Building Innovation

One recent project that has yielded significant positive outcomes is the strategic plan TIP completed for the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA). Since the plan was finalized in March 2015, two of the five priority projects TIP identified have already been partially implemented…

2016: Trends and Predictions

There is something irresistible about making New Year’s predictions. Never mind that things always turn out differently than we expected. It’s an exercise worthy of the effort. From an economic (and economic development) perspective, 2015 was certainly an odd year. The biggest news was probably the precipitous decline in oil prices.