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Cleaning Up Economic Development
Greens and the Chamber of Commerce join hands for renewable energy in Austin
"...Commerce announced a plan to create a Clean Energy Development Council, a project financially endorsed by the City Council..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Take That!: Supremes Allow Takings for Development
Effect on notable local cases still uncertain
"...have the right to seize private property to promote "economic development" plans, even though those plans may primarily benefit..."

July 1, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Look No Further Than the 24 Counties Around Austin for Economic Growth
"...is going to provide the solid solution to our economic woes that Americans crave? He has to look no..."

Aug. 16, 2011 Postmarks

The Anti-Development Developer?
"...have a growing community that is both aesthetically and economically sustainable." Lyda says he opposes any kind of incentives..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Council: New Matrix for Economic Incentives
Adds wage standards to construction & development agreements
"...week’s City Council meeting was the revision of the economic incentives program to require a living wage floor (currently..."

Oct. 28, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Casting Votes Against Development
"...and would like to cast a vote against this development. The latest was Central Market, the adjacent condominiums and..."

Feb. 21, 1997 Column

Public Notice: Affordability & Economic Segregation
(Plus some fun stuff at the end)
"...a key topic relating to the new CodeNEXT land development code – resumes this week with the session on..."

May 5, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Planning and Development: A Small Bump
Building fee hikes will pay for new hires
"...The Planning and Development Review Department is undergoing a bit of a sea..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Spencer To Head Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
"...Spencer to head the city's Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office. The move comes at a time when the..."

Dec. 24, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

East of I-35: Welcomes Thoughtful Development
"...Dear Editor, The same people protesting these developments today were protesting the apparent racism shown by the..."

Nov. 7, 2005 Postmarks

The Abreasted Development of Russ Meyer
"...Meyer didn't simply dominate the field economically, he defined it. Four of the 20-plus films he..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
It's time to look more intelligently at economic development
"...of fairly minor business news -- people care about economic development again. Should they? And more to the point,..."

Aug. 16, 2002 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Five Good Reasons Las Manitas Deserves a City Loan
Exploding some of the myths regarding the city's loan to the Downtown restaurant.
"...may be a tiny taco joint, but as an economic development engine for Austin, it packs an outsized wallop...."

June 6, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

City Hall Hustle: What's Your Incentive?
Citizens question the city's standards for drawing employers
"...11 last week, creating an enhanced review process for economic incentive proposals. Making good on a council directive from..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Senate Committees Announced
Lt. Gov releases committee appointments with few changes for Travis delegation
"...& Homeland Security, plus seats on Business & Commerce, Economic Development, Jurisprudence and Nominations. Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio,..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Senate: Same Committees, Fewer Meetings
Upper chamber clears already light schedule before voter ID bust-up
"...(Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Business & Commerce, Criminal Justice, Economic Development, International Relations and Trade, and Natural Resources) have..."

March 10, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Not So Hot TODs
Sputtering rail, sputtering economy – the uncertain fate of Red Line development
"...transit – more or less – so where's the development?..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Council Preview: City Finds $15 Million to Help Struggling Businesses
Three programs designed to assist economic sectors forced to close early in the pandemic
"...The three $5 million programs are designed to assist economic sectors forced to close early in the pandemic as..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

On the Waterfront
As development accelerates along Town Lake, Austin faces urgent choices
"..."The Big Picture Map" to locate Town Lake Corridor development projects...."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Power to Change
A quick sound check with the Austin mayoral candidates
"...here in the Live Music Capital. Since the general economic downturn has dominated most political discussions, OTR polled the..."

April 30, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Merck in Austin?
Pharma firm considers “Innovation” location, Austin city incentives
"...the city of Austin announced a proposal to provide economic incentives to New Jersey-based pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co.,..."

April 3, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Point Austin: Instrumental Incentives
The National Instruments deal provides a model for economic development
"...Of the economic incentive deals put together by the city of Austin..."

March 8, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Split Council Approves Incentives
5-2 Vote on Websense and Dropbox suggests shifting perspectives
"...Tovo balked at paying corporate incentives during relatively good economic times...."

Feb. 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Is That a Wrap for Incentives?
Amid economic woes and a race-baiting controversy, the future of TV, video game, and film funding in Texas looks shaky
"...estimates that eligible projects have brought $600 million in economic activity to Texas. The terms may not be as..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin @ Large: New (and Improved)
The new Liveable City survey confirms a community consensus on development and governing issues.
"...on the positive signs -- or fantasies -- of economic rebound...."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Little Hotel on the Prairie
Proposed hotel and golf course would be constructed on city-owned parkland.
"...question: What will it take to make the Desired Development Zone desirable? Do we need development engines like Prairie..."

March 24, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Watch
City and developer Gary Bradley reach agreeement on development
"...environmental community. Some still oppose "go forward" mitigation for developments that are subject to current water quality regulations --..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

In the Name of Innovation
Council considers institutional racism, a suitor for Brackenridge Hospital
"...likely for the morning briefing (Item 35) on the economic incentives proposal for Merck & Co. (Merck Sharp &..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Wasn't It FABulous?
Economic and environmental consequences of high tech plant closings are potentially grim.
"...The economic outlook is so gloomy, in fact, that even typically..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Austin Considers Film Incentives
Localized subsidies proposed to fight off in-state competition
"...Texas has economic incentives to encourage film, TV and video game projects..."

April 22, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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