Reports

Texas Public Libraries: Economic Benefits and Return on Investment, 2017

Public libraries in the State of Texas provide significant economic benefits for their communities. Collectively, in FY2015, Texas public libraries were found to provide $2.628 billion in benefits while costing $566 million, a return on investment of $4.64 for each …  More

Texas Military Department: Economic Impacts in 2015

This study analyzes the economic and fiscal impacts of expenditures by the Texas Military Department for federal FY2015, October 1, 2014 through September 2015. These impacts are analyzed and reported for Texas statewide, for different categories of expenditures, and for …  More

Human Trafficking by the Numbers: The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and Economic Impact for Texas

Report from the Statewide Human Trafficking Mapping Project of Texas, a collaboration among the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) and the Bureau of Business Research at The University of Texas at Austin as well as Allies Against …  More

Technology Entrepreneurship in Indonesia and Kenya

During 2014-2015, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (LBJ School) and the IC² Institute of The University of Texas at Austin, in cooperation with National Instruments unit Planet NI, conducted two experiments to facilitate technology transfer to encourage …  More

Health and Well-Being: Texas Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Study

Final report from a study conducted in 2015 on the prevalence of sexual assault in Texas. The study was based on a statewide telephone survey conducted in English and Spanish using a randomly selected, representative sample of 1,203 adult Texans. …  More

Economic Impact of the Cleantech Sector in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA

Economic impact report for the clean technology sector in central Texas, commissioned by CleanTX and supported by the Austin Technology Incubator and Civic Analytics. The study finds that the cleantech sector in the Austin region directly employs nearly 20,000 individuals …  More

An Assessment of Mental Health Services for Veterans in the State of Texas

This report describes the complex challenges faced by veterans and their families in seeking, navigating, and attaining adequate mental health care in Texas. There are 1.7 million veterans in Texas, comprising 8.6 percent of the adult population. According to the …  More

Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program: 2014 Update

This study updates the 2011 "Texas Moving Image Incentive Program: The Economic Benefits from Incentives" study from the Bureau of Business Research. It finds that there are economic benefits (direct and indirect) totaling $1.3 billion for the Texas economy from …  More

Survey of Texas Black-owned Businesses

Report on the state of black-owned businesses in Texas, based on demographic data and a statewide survey of black business owners.  More

The Economic Impact of Austin Technology Incubator Alumni Companies on Travis County, 2003–2012

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) is the business incubator of the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. ATI works with seed- and pre-seed-stage technology startups, helping to prepare these businesses for commercial success. This study estimated the …  More

UT Austin|Portugal CoLab Annual Report 2012-2013

Annual report for the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab) for the period 2012-2013. Sections cover CoLab's educational, research, and outreach activities in Portugal and Austin in its programs in Digital Media, Mathematics, Advanced Computing, and Emerging Technologies (nanotechnology). CoLab is a …  More

UTEN Annual Report 2013

Annual report covering the 2013 activities of the University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN). UTEN is a technology commercialization program of the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab), administered by the IC² Institute of the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with …  More

UT Austin|Portugal Digital Media Annual Report 2011-2012

Annual report for the Digital Media section of the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab) for the period 2011-2012. Sections cover CoLab Digital Media's educational, research, and outreach activities in Portugal and Austin. CoLab is a joint program of the IC² Institute …  More

UTEN Progress Report 2012

Cumulative report on the 2007-2012 activities of the University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN). UTEN is a technology commercialization program of the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab), administered by the IC² Institute of the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with …  More

Texas Public Libraries: Economic Benefits and Return on Investment

Report examining the economic benefits of Texas public libraries. Includes 40 case profiles of specific libraries’ activities which benefit businesses, business organizations, self-employed individuals, employees, and job seekers. In 2011 Texas public libraries collectively were found to provide $2.407 billion …  More

Survey of Texas Hispanic-owned Businesses with Paid Employees

This report analyzes a survey of 2,811 Texas Hispanic-owned firms with paid employees conducted in 2011. The findings presented here build on results from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners (U.S. Census Bureau) and identify challenges to growth among Texas …  More

UT Austin|Portugal CoLab Annual Report 2010-2011

Annual report for the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab) for the period 2010-2011. Sections cover CoLab's educational, research, and outreach activities in Portugal and Austin in its programs in Digital Media, Mathematics, and Advanced Computing. CoLab is a joint program of …  More

UTEN Annual Report 2011

Annual report covering the 2011 activities of the University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN). UTEN is a technology commercialization program of the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab), administered by the IC² Institute of the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with …  More

Facility Feasibility Study for Wet-Laboratory Incubator in Austin, TX

Feasibility study for the development of a wet-laboratory incubator in Austin, Texas, conducted by the Austin Technology Incubator. Constitutes the final report for Economic Development Administration Grant F08-06-04600. Investigates the hypothesis that, due to a shortage of commercial wet laboratories …  More

Sexual Assault Needs Assessment in Texas: Documenting Existing Conditions and Striving Toward Preferred Outcomes

A comprehensive needs assessment of sexual assault services for adult victims in Texas, based on interviews and surveys of victims, the professionals that assist them, and statewide leaders. The report estimates that the State of Texas spends approximately $42.8 million …  More

Texas Moving Image Incentive Program: The Economic Benefits from Incentives

This study analyzes the economic and fiscal impacts of the $80 million Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program. The incentive program was created to encourage companies, producers, and small businesses to choose Texas over other states when selecting sites for …  More

Texas Emergency Services Districts in High Growth Areas

Assessment of financial and operational outlooks for Emergency Service Districts (ESDs) in rapidly growing areas of Texas. The study finds that a category of medium and large ESDs in high-growth areas face significant challenges because of increasing demands for service …  More

UT Austin|Portugal CoLab Annual Report 2009-2010

Annual reports for the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab) for the period 2009-2010. Sections cover CoLab's educational, research, and outreach activities in Portugal and Austin in its programs in Digital Media, Mathematics, and Advanced Computing. CoLab is a joint program of …  More

Title Insurance Regulation in Texas: Challenges and Opportunities

Report on title insurance practices in the U.S. and Canada prepared for the Texas Department of Insurance and the Texas Legislature. The report includes chapters evaluating title policy coverage, prices, and losses by state; the federal roles regarding title insurance; …  More

UT Austin|Portugal CoLab Year 4 Report to the External Review Committee

Annual report for the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab). Covers CoLab's 2010 educational, research, and outreach activities in Portugal and Austin in its programs in Digital Media, Mathematics, and Advanced Computing. CoLab is a joint program of the IC² Institute at …  More

UTEN Annual Report 2009-2010

Annual report covering the 2009-2010 activities of the University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN). UTEN is a technology commercialization program of the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab), administered by the IC² Institute of the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with …  More

IC² Institute: Creating Wealth & Jobs

Insert to the Texas Business Journal detailing the contribution of the IC² Institute and its component programs.

Extending Medicare to Mexico: Impact on Mexican-Born Beneficiaries

This report presents the results of a policy research project conducted during the 2009-2010 academic year that examined the availability of health coverage in Mexico for Mexican-born persons who are or soon will be Medicare beneficiaries. This project included developing …  More

UT Austin|Portugal CoLab Annual Report 2008-2009

Annual report for the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab) for the period 2008-2009. Covers CoLab's educational, research, and outreach activities in Portugal and Austin in its programs in Digital Media, Mathematics, and Advanced Computing. CoLab is a joint program of the …  More

UTEN Annual Report 2008-2009

Annual report covering the 2008-2009 activities of the University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN). UTEN is a technology commercialization program of the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab), administered by the IC² Institute of the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with …  More

The IC² Institute: A Think and Do Tank

An introduction to the the IC² Institute's work in Latin America.

An Assessment of the Adult Entertainment Industry in Texas

This project, a collaboration between the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) and the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin, assesses the socio-economic impact of Texas’ sexually oriented business industry on the …  More

Sustainable Energy Options for Austin Energy

During the 2008-2009 academic year the City of Austin, on behalf of Austin Energy (AE), and Solar Austin co-funded a policy research project to review options for AE to achieve sustainable energy generation and become carbon neutral by 2020. This …  More

UT Austin|Portugal CoLab Annual Report 2007-2008

Annual report for the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab) for the period 2007-2008. Covers CoLab's educational, research, and outreach activities in Portugal and Austin in its programs in Digital Media, Mathematics, and Advanced Computing. CoLab is a joint program of the …  More

IC² Institute: 30 Years of Research, Education and Service

An overview of the IC² Institute's history and current activities.

Looming Crisis of Indian Power Sector: A Report on Rural Electrification in India

Critical examination of governance and other socio-economic issues related to rural electrification in India. The report comprises an overview of the power sector in India, with particular attention to Bihar and Jharkhand; a comparative study of rural electrification internationally; a …  More

Regulation and Competitiveness of U.S. Businesses: Is It Time for a Competitive Impact Statement?

This report addresses the question of whether there is a need for a Competitiveness Impact Statement (CIS) attached to proposed legislation in the U.S. A review of the literature on the cost of complying with federal regulations for U.S. businesses, …  More

The Future of the South Saskatchewan River Basin: Stakeholder Perspectives

The purpose of this study is to report the opinions of 42 water users and stakeholders regarding the future of water quantity and quality in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB) in Alberta, Canada. The SSRB provides a challenge to …  More

What do Groundwater Users Want? Desired Future Conditions for Groundwater in the Texas Hill Country

This report examines the changing methodology of groundwater management in Texas by studying the manner in which one Groundwater Management Area (GMA 9 in the Texas Hill Country) complied with new legislative mandates passed in 2005. Texas House Bill (HB) …  More

UT Austin|Portugal CoLab Annual Report 2007

Annual report for the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab) for the year 2007. Covers CoLab's educational, research, and outreach activities in Portugal and Austin in its programs in Digital Media, Mathematics, and Advanced Computing. CoLab is a joint program of the …  More

UTEN Annual Report 2007

Annual report covering the 2007 activities of the University Technology Enterprise Network (UTEN). UTEN is a technology commercialization program of the UT Austin|Portugal Program (CoLab), administered by the IC² Institute of the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with …  More

Opportunity on the Horizon: Photovoltaics in Texas

Report on the economic potential of the solar energy industry in Texas.

Accelerating Technology-based Economic Growth and Entrepreneurship in Greater Moncton Part B, Full Data Presentation

Report prepared for the Moncton Technology Planning Group, Moncton, NB, Canada. It emphasizes the importance of having common visions and action plans to mobilize key local partnerships.

The Economic and Workforce Impacts of Hurricane Katrina, Demographic and Related Changes on NASA's Space Shuttle Program

Two reports on the economic and workforce effects of Hurricane Katrina, aging workforce and related factors on NASA's Space Shuttle Program efforts along the Gulf Coast. The research was conducted by a joint team from the Ray Marshall Center and …  More

Creating a Carbon Capture and Storage Industry in Texas

Report on the potential for industrial development of geologic sequestration of CO₂ in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Funded in part by the IC² Institute.

Accelerating Technology-based Economic Growth and Entrepreneurship in Greater Moncton: Part A, Executive Summary

Report prepared for the Moncton Technology Planning Group, Moncton, NB, Canada. It emphasizes the importance of having common visions and action plans to mobilize key local partnerships.

Medicare in Mexico: Innovating for Fairness and Cost Savings

This publication presents the results of a policy research project conducted during the 2006-2007 academic year that examined the availability of health coverage for U.S. retirees in Mexico. The project surveyed more than 1,000 retirees in Mexico, and students visited …  More

Managing Used Oil Along the Mexico-U.S. Border

This report describes and assesses policies for management of used oil in both the U.S. and Mexico, with particular focus on the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez area. The report begins with an evaluation of Texas’s used oil management system, from the …  More

Remote Sensing and Clandestine Tire Pile Identification

This report examines the waste tire problem along the Texas-Mexico border and explores the possibility of evaluating aerial imagery in GIS-based software in order to identify clandestine tire piles. Remote sensing technologies are promising for the continued effort to recycle …  More

Impact Assessment of the State of Texas Advanced Research Program

“Impact Assessment of the State of Texas Advanced Research Program” evaluated 1312 basic research projects funded at Texas universities since 1987. Economic impacts from principal investigators were compiled, and information was developed about the program’s ability to attract exceptional students …  More

Texas: The State of Manufacturing: A Secretary of Manufacturing for Texas

Report on the importance of manufacturing to the Texas economy and on proposals to create a Secretary of Manufacturing to promote manufacturing in Texas.

Impact Assessment of the State of Texas Advanced Technology Program

“Impact Assessment of the State of Texas Advanced Technology Program” evaluated 1850 applied research projects funded at Texas universities since 1987. Economic impacts from principal investigators and private sector partners were compiled, university administrative officials and venture capitalists were interviewed …  More

M2M: The Wireless Revolution

Forecast of the economic impact and educational needs associated with M2M technologies in the state of Texas. M2M stands for "machine to machine" and refers to technologies which enable networking or remote access to devices embedded in physical, chemical and …  More

Austin's Wireless Future

This report explores the near-term future of wireless – ubiquitous mobile voice and data communication, with focus on three categories of wireless services and products (existing cellular and PCS services and products; licensed radio spectrum wireless services and products, such …  More

Gaming: A Technology Forecast

Forecast of trends in the digital game industry, including economic impact and workforce needs, with recommendations for Texas community and technical colleges.

Knowledge-Base Benchmarking for Belize Education, Science & Technology (BEST) Park

Feasibility study for the development of an educational, science, and technology park to be located near Belize City, Belize. Includes comparative data on the economic devlopment potential of Belize and other locations in the Caribbean region.

Entrepreneurial Assessment and Feasibility of a Cedar Park Incubator

This report includes a feasibility analysis for establishing an incubator in Cedar Park, Texas, development of a strategy for increasing the number of entrepreneurs, and identification of approaches for cooperation between the community and nearby educational institutions.

ISTC 2012: Toward Sustainable Global Security

Review of the programs and activities of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Moscow, Russia, with recommendations. ISTC is an organization that facilitates commercial occupations for Russian scientists formerly working on weapons of mass destruction.

Catching the Next Wave in the Corridor: The Convergence of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Information Technology

Report on strategies for economic development in the Austin-San Antonio corridor based on an anticipated convergence of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology.

A Statistical Analysis of the Relationship Between Credit History and Insurance Losses

At the request of Lt. Governor Bill Ratliff in 2002, the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) examined the relationship between credit history and insurance losses in automobile insurance. With the assistance of the leading automobile insurers in Texas, the BBR …  More

Cameron County/Matamoros at the Crossroads: Assets and Challenges for Accelerated Regional and Binational Development

Study of assets and challenges for knowledge-based economic development in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Includes demographic, economic, and education data for the region, as well as results of a survey of government and business leaders concerning economic development strategy.

Enriching Economy and Environment: Making Central Texas the Center for Clean Energy

Overview of clean energy technologies, their economic potential, and the resources making up an emerging clean energy cluster in Central Texas.

San Angelo 2002: Accelerating Technology-Based Economic Growth in the Concho Valley

Report on a study of strengths and challenges for accelerating technology-based growth and entrepreneurship in San Angelo and the Concho Valley region of Texas, with particular emphasis on the feasibility of a business incubator. Sections of the report are devoted …  More

Accelerating Technology-Based Growth and Entrepreneurship in the Greater Waco Region

Study prepared for the Greater Waco Technology Planning Group to assist in visioning a new economic future for Waco. The Executive Summary, which is prepared as a stand-alone document, is included in the main report along with a section of …  More

County Agent Model for Entrepreneurship: An Economic Development Vision for Texas

In Texas, the entrepreneurial spirit of our people is our most renewable resource. We believe that innovations from Texas entrepreneurs will drive our State’s economic growth in the 21 st century. When it comes to planning for our economic future, …  More

“Quicklook” Assessment of Greater Adelaide’s Assets and Challenges for Accelerated Technology-Based Growth

Study of assets and challenges for accelerated technology-based growth in Adelaide, South Australia.

Assets and Challenges for Accelerated Technology-Based Growth in Hidalgo County: A Knowledge-Based Benchmarking

Assessment of assets and challenges to the development of a knowledge-based economy in Hidalgo County, Texas, driven by technology industries, second-generation manufacturing, and value-added support services. Includes data on demographics, economy, education, infrastructure, and business activity, as well as a …  More

Accelerating Technology-based Economic Development in the Canary Islands

This report provides an analysis of technology-based entrepreneurship, R&D and university technology transfer, workforce training, financing, and industry clusters, and benchmarks the Canary Islands with other regions and small nations.

The Certified Capital Companies Economic Development Innovation: Missouri's Experience to Date

This report evaluates the Certified Capital Companies Economic Development Program (CAPCO), an innovative state government program for financing emerging companies in the State of Missouri. Certified capital company programs provide a state tax credit to insurance companies for providing venture …  More

Can the Texas Manufacturing Institute Operate Without State Appropriations?

This project was undertaken to evaluate whether the Texas Manufacturing Institute (TMI) could operate without state appropriated funds. This feasibility study focused on alternative funding sources available to the TMI in lieu of state funding and how the "implementation of …  More

Benchmarking Technology-Based Entrepreneurship in the Charleston Region

A study of resources and opportunities for technology-based economic development in Charleston, South Carolina. The study draws on interviews and a survey of managers of technology-intensive enterprises and public-sector institutions in the Charleston area conducted in June 1996.

Economic Contributions of the University of Texas System

Study of the economic impact of the University of Texas System, using three approaches: assessment of the rates of return on investment in human and knowledge capital; estimation of the size of the System's total economic activity and its net …  More

Texas Capital Network Survey: Critical Factors in Venture Funding

This report uses survey data on current and prospective members of the Texas Capital Network to discuss and contrast the characteristics of private and institutional investor respondents in terms of funding amounts and preferences. The report is organized as follows: …  More

Greater Austin Software Industry Report 1993

Report benchmarking the demographics, infrastructure, business and technology characteristics of Austin area software development firms in 1993. Includes a timeline of Austin's development as a technology center and a directory of 359 software firms in the region.

Economic Impact Study: Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan

Report prepared in 1992 for Travis County and City of Austin officials considering the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan, a habitat conservation plan for the black-capped vireo, golden-cheeked warbler, six karst invertebrates, and two plant species. The research evaluated the comparative …  More

Austin Technology-Based Industry Report

Exploratory study to report on the current status of Austin's technology-based manufacturing industries, to identify emerging technologies that may be important to the Austin economy, and to provide a perspective on the technology-based industries that may be significant to Austin …  More

A Review of the Economic Feasibility of a Privately Financed High Speed Passenger Rail System in Texas

This report reviews the economic feasibility of a new, privately financed, intercity rail passenger service in Texas. It assesses the "Texas Triangle High Speed Rail" study (TTA study), and the two technical volumes supporting it, issued by the Texas Turnpike …  More

Technology Transfer: A Report on Project Development

The purpose of this document is to describe and to propose research into the process of technology transfer between universities and industry. When examined as a process, technology transfer refers to the effective exchange of technical information among scientists and …  More

Comparative High-Technology Industrial Growth: Texas, California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina

To better understand the development of high technology industry in Texas, this monograph compares the high-technology industrial composition of Texas with that of California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Chapters examine interstate differences in high-technology industrial development by comparing (1) recent …  More

Women Leadership Roles

Recent history and future trends of leadership roles for women, as well as the author's guidelines for women leaders. Speech delivered to the Amarillo Women's Network in Amarillo, Texas on May 17, 1983.

Regional Patterns of Energy Consumption and Production in the United States: 1960, 1974 and 1978

This study analyses energy consumption and production for each state in the U.S. The data in the analysis were collected for three time periods – 1960, 1974 and 1978. The study determines the changes that have taken place in energy …  More

A Guide to M.D.I. Statistics for Planning and Management Model Building

This monograph is intended as a practical guide to business applications of the theory of discrimination information statistics as developed by Kullback (1959) and Charnes and Cooper (1975 et seq.). A guide to modeling and computation methods is presented, with …  More

Venture Capital Funds Management: Portfolio Selection, Operation, and Control

A two-phase model for venture capital portfolio selection and management is presented. The portfolio selection phase of the model, based on data collected in a 1974 study of 140 venture capital firms and 368 venture capital investments, permits the computation …  More

Operating Guidelines for Effective Venture Capital Funds Management

Extending Liles' work in the development of an effective "enabling strategy," the author has formulated a set of 20 operating guidelines for effective venture capital funds management. The guidelines presented in this paper are the result of a detailed study …  More

A Model for Public-Private Sector Distribution Planning for the U.S. Coal Industry

A multiperiod mixed integer linear programming model is proposed as a guide to the urgent expansion of the production and interregional distribution of American coal. The model, run under various scenarios of resource costs and governmental restrictions, should serve as …  More

Activities and Resources of the Galveston Bay

Report on the benefits associated with activities and resources of Galveston Bay. Aggregates data from a variety of sources on the economic value of the Galveston Bay waters in three sectors: (1) recreation, (2) natural resources, and (3) industry and …  More