Austin Sui Generis?: The Strength and Resilience of the High-Tech Complex

Austin Sui Generis?: The Strength and Resilience of the High-Tech Complex
Authors/editors: Oden, Michael D.
Type: journal
Publisher: Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin
Series: Texas Business Review
Date: 1998-02
Full text: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/15221

Description

Since the late 1980s, the growth of the Austin regional economy has outpaced that of other medium-sized high-tech centers. Austin’s economic expansion was based on four private sector growth drivers: computer and office equipment, electronic and electrical equipment, software, and research and engineering services. Each sector showed rapid employment growth, a strong regional export posture, and robust growth in the number of establishments. However, despite this impressive performance, questions linger about the stability and dynamism of this high-tech complex.

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