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TEP in the News – Collier: Austin needs action to shine during ACL Fest

Austin is at a crossroads. In the space where challenges, local policies and technology-based solutions intersect, the path forward is still foggy and the issues extend beyond ride-hailing. In just four months, tens of thousands of ACL festival-goers will arrive in Austin. We welcome and appreciate these visitors and know we need to be prepared […]






June 20, 2016 in TEP In The News

In the news: Tech pipeline to Texas: Tax money, people flow out of Bay Area

By: Chelsea McCullough Silicon Valley is running scared and Texas’ economy stands to gain from it. A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle found that during the 2000’s, Texas consistently drew companies and talented residents away from the Bay Area—they brought with them approximately $1 billion in taxable income. For those of us who […]






February 1, 2016 in Blog, TEP In The News

TEP quoted in Financial Times

It seems that everyone is talking about Texas!  Financial Times recently did a spotlight on Austin and TEP ED Chelsea McCullough took the opportunity to weigh in on how important tax and regulatory policy is to creating a strong economy. “Part of the attraction is the state’s business friendly environment, says Chelsea McCullough, executive director […]






May 12, 2015 in Blog, TEP Focus, TEP In The News

TEP Quoted in Forbes

We’re always excited to brag about Texas, especially in Forbes! Thanks for the opportunity. Tech Startups Weigh The Merits Of Austin Vs. Silicon Valley Last year, entrepreneur Paul Murphy decided he needed to move his startup, Clarify, from England to America. He was developing a clever program interface that can search videos or audio recordings for specific […]






March 19, 2015 in TEP In The News

TEP Talks Taxes in Texas CEO Magazine

Aligning Texas’ Tax System With Our Modern Economy A PRIMER ON TAX POLICY FOR THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION No one likes to talk taxes. Fewer like to talk about legislative policy. But almost everyone likes to talk about innovation and the incredible advancements we are experiencing at the hand of technology. So how do we […]






March 2, 2015 in Blog, TEP Focus, TEP In The News

TEP Featured in Texas Enterprise

Clarifying Net Neutrality — Where Do You Stand?                 Federal regulators will vote this month on newly proposed net neutrality rules, but Republican lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation that could preempt any FCC decisions. With a likely veto threat from President Obama, some argue that litigation is […]






February 6, 2015 in TEP In The News

TEP’s Chelsea McCullough featured in the Austin American-Statesman

This special to the Austin American-Statesman was published on October 18, 2014. Technology has been a formidable force in the Texas economy. In the past, tech entrepreneurs didn’t pay much attention to public policy and were quick to state their focus on building their businesses. The federal government, under a wise bipartisan approach, had made […]






October 20, 2014 in Blog, Economic Progress, Infrastructure, Innovation, Issues, TEP In The News, Uncategorized

The Push: IoT in the gym and the future of innovation

By Chelsea McCullough / June 2, 2014 The Internet of Things is in your home, your car, your office, and even your gym. Getting in shape can be an intimidating undertaking, but technology is making this a more customized and motivating process. Just take a look at the wide range of wearable fitness trackers currently on the market, including the […]






June 2, 2014 in Infrastructure, TEP Focus, TEP In The News

TEP in the Hill: No Time To Slow Down

By: Chelsea McCullough The other day I was sitting at a coffee shop in Austin with a less than admirable Wi-Fi connection. Load times are SLOW… which means about 30-seconds for each page to load. No doubt this is because there were at least three-dozen people there, stacked toe-to-toe, all glued to laptops. We were […]






May 6, 2014 in Blog, TEP Focus, TEP In The News

TEP Featured in The Hill

Apps create $77 billion in economic activity A recent Gartner report predicts that mobile apps will generate $77 billion by 2017. Think about that for a second… $77 billion of economic activity generated by something that was just coming into existence only 10 years ago. For all of you tech history buffs out there, you may remember […]






February 20, 2014 in Blog, TEP In The News