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Texas CAPCO and Economic Growth

The CAPCO program can best be described as a strategic public/private partnership that leverages private capital to fund sustainable small business growth. The policy intent was to drive capital in ways that would overcome market failures and strive to counteract …  More

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Isaac Barchas featured on CBS News

Isaac Barchas, Director of the IC² Institute’s Austin Technology Incubator, was featured in a January 7 CBS report on job creation in Austin. In the report (“Austin, Texas Leads the Nation in Job Growth“), Barchas explains ATI’s role in assisting …  More

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Connecting the Dots: Expanding Economic Opportunity in Texas Through Public-Private Partnerships

More than ever, innovative and hard-working Texans need efficient and effective systems that promote economic mobility and opportunity. Currently, Texas faces two major public policy challenges. The first is that many Texans are outside the financial mainstream with subpar credit …  More

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Texas Venture Capital Programs: Recommendations for Taxpayer Profits and Improved Accountability

Since 2005, state taxpayers have provided nearly $600 million for two venture capital programs: the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) and the Texas Certified Capital Company Program (CAPCO). Both programs make investments in small companies that use the capital to …  More

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Eco-economics in Texas: Competitive Adaptation for the Next Industry Revolution

The global economy within which Texas' businesses operate is shifting rapidly from a context of resource abundance to a context of resource constrain, leading to growth that is sought through continuous and accelerating resource performance improvements. This global shift unleashes …  More

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Generating Momentum Toward a Sustainable Economy: The Case of Austin Incentives

In June 2008, Livable City released the report "Building a More Sustainable Economy: Economic Development Strategy and Public Incentives in Austin," to suggest a path that will help the City of Austin better balance economic growth with long-term improvements in …  More

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The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico

"The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico" by Elsie Echeverri-Carroll: Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, long has been known for its large industrial enterprises and heavy industry. Today, however, the city is transitioning to a …  More

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Texas Tough: A Review and Forecast of the State's Economy

With pressure from a softening housing market and tightening credit conditions, the national economy is at greater risk for recession than it has been since 2001. The Texas economy could have been expected to show signs of fatigue this year, …  More

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Fast Track to Hi Tech: Current Research on Targeted Workforce Development

Both the state of Texas and the city of Austin have pursued a cluster-based approach to economic development. Since 2004, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (GACC) has raised $14 million in private funds through its "Opportunity Austin" campaign to …  More

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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.

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