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Austin Technology Incubator (TX) – Feasibility Study for Wet Lab Incubator

Challenge In mid-2010 the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) received a grant from the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to determine the feasibility of developing wet-lab space for life-sciences companies in Austin. The ATI study was intended to estimate the demand for wet-lab space in Austin, determine best

Bexar County, TX – Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Research

Challenge As part of its efforts to organize a regional cluster initiative, Bexar County contracted TIP Strategies to develop a report on the Texas—Northeastern Mexico vehicle manufacturing industry. The purpose of the report was to define the region, highlight industry trends, and profile the regional assets that support vehicle manufacturing.

Killeen, TX (Fort Hood region) – Economic Diversification Strategy

Challenge For over 60 years, economic development in the area surrounding Killeen, Texas, has been strongly influenced by the growth and expansion of Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored installation in the US Armed Services. Cities in the region have benefited economically, socially, and culturally from the thousands of

New Orleans Business Alliance (LA) – Re-Imagining Jazzland

Challenge Jazzland, a 162-acre amusement park, opened in 2000 in an effort to create jobs and bring a major tourism attraction to New Orleans East. The park was purchased by Six Flags in 2002. Hurricane Katrina devastated the amusement park in 2005 and Six Flag’s own bankruptcy complicated the park’s

Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce (TX) – Labor Force Impact Study

Challenge Fueled by troop movement at Fort Hood—Texas’ largest single-site employer – and expansion in the regional medical industry, the Greater Killeen area has experienced significant population growth over the past several decades. As the region continues to expand, it increasingly competes with the diverse amenities and higher wages offered

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