From the 2003 Directory: Environmental Business

Part 1. Green Business and Austin’s Economy (file size: 736 kb)

  • Introduction – Kick ’em While They’re Down
  • A Fairy Tale
  • The Jungle
  • Austin’s Industrial Foundation
  • Incentives
  • Military Contracts
  • A Clean Industry?
  • Meet Your Chamber of Commerce

Part 2. The Town That Won the Pennant:A Short History of Austin’s Economic Development (file size: 216 kb)

  • T-Ball: The Incubator at Balcones Research Center
  • Little League: Privately Funded Recruitment Effort – 1948
  • The Bush Leagues: The Chamber of Commerce – 1956
  • The Majors: IBM and the Branch Plants
  • The All Stars – 1983
  • Team Infighting: Owners Fire Management – 1983
  • Injury During Game – 1985
  • Grand SlamNew Season
  • A Two Team Town
  • Final Thoughts

Part 3. Creating An Employment Base From Environmental Business (file size: 1469 kb)

  • The Monument to Diversification
  • Balancing the Risk
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
  • Wind Power
  • Light Emitting Diodes
  • Photovoltaic Electricity
  • A More Environmental Car
  • Capacitors, Electric Vehicles, & Battery Life Extension
  • Plant-Based Motor Oil and Hydraulic Fluids
  • By-Pass Oil Filters
  • Plant-Based Plastics
  • Dextrose-Based Polymers
  • Soy-based Plastic
  • Bioplastic Composites
  • Local Environmental Paper Production
  • New York’s Mini-Mill
  • Fiber from Plants
  • Green Building Products
  • Aerated Concrete
  • Pervious Concrete
  • Building Material from Straw
  • Locally-Grown Food Businesses
  • Boggy Creek Farm
  • The Ft. Worth Market
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Food Incubators
  • Stemming Food Imports

Part 4. Strategies for Promoting Environmental Businesses (file size: 390 kb)

  • Green Money Which Bottom Line
  • Yankee Brains
  • Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing
  • Major Employers
  • Survey
  • Green Taxes
  • Happily Ever After