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 alternative funding would affect the mission, structure, and performance of TMI." The TMI is in the process of receiving the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), a network established in September 1995 to provide technical expertise for small manufacturing facilities throughout the State of Texas. The TMAC operates with six regional offices and in conjunction with partnering institutions.