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ICYMI: TEP’s Collier weighs in on Austin’s need to support tech infrastructure expansion in the Austin American-Statesman

Between Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, and the many other local events hosted in Austin every year, our city is home to some of the most popular and widely attended festivals in the country. Each year when we welcome the crowds to Austin, our wireless communication infrastructure is severely taxed. But dropped calls, unsent […]







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Senior TEP Advisor On How to Maintain Steady State Even During Economic Downturns
January 20th

Chelsea Collier, Senior Advisor, TEP spoke with the Austin Monitor following an event at hosted by the Austin Tech Alliance and Capital Factory featuring Matthew Dowd and several tech community leaders. The article thoughtfully lays out several perspectives on how local, state and national policy affects the tech community and the overall economy. Collier speaks on the […]







The growth of Lubbock is no accident
December 15th

By: Robert Howden, chairman of Texans for Economic Progress Originally published in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, November 26, 2016   Across Texas, forward-thinking communities like Lubbock are prioritizing high-speed internet connectivity, whether through broadband, wireless infrastructure or small-cell solutions as part of their plans to accommodate growth For 20 years, I’ve traveled the state, talking to […]







‘Tis the season to keep Texas on top
October 14th

The topic of the intersection of technology and policy is one that transcends culture and geographic boundaries. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to attend conferences in DC, Philadelphia and Hamburg, Germany to discuss how decisions made in the public sector affect the private sector’s ability to invest and innovate. Everyone is […]







Leaders Present Civic Challenges and Solutions at Austin StartUp Week
October 7th

After a week of amazing events and panels, StartUp Week closed out with a serious yet exciting topic – Smart Policy for Smart Cities. Panelists Vijay George, Professor Sherri Greenberg and Mitch Jacobson provided expert insight led by moderator and  Chelsea Collier, a member of the Texans for Economic Progress (TEP) advisory council. There were […]








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