Research & Forecasting

TXP offers a full-range of economic analysis and forecasting services to public and private clients. Whether your business needs are to learn about new marketplaces or how to better understand your community, TXP has the in-house capabilities to meet the challenge. We specialize in applying focused primary research to enhance secondary data, and have developed and analyzed surveys for clients such as the San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Austin Independent School District, and the City of Austin. TXP offers a number of other services to clients, including periodic reports highlighting economic trends in regional economies and presentations to boards of directors. TXP currently serves as economist-on-retainer for a number of high-profile private sector clients throughout Texas.

Sample Projects

Economic Forecast for the San Antonio Regional Economy

Bexar County

In order to provide context for a number of public policy issues, Bexar County contracted with TXP to provide 10-year forecasts of key economic and demographic variables. For this analysis, the market area was defined to include all counties in the San Antonio MSA, as well as all counties that primarily lie within 100 miles of San Antonio. In addition, TXP provided 5-year forecasts for peer Texas MSAs.


Economic and Tax Revenue Impact of Microenterprise Programs

Various clients such as ACCION Texas, ACCION New Mexico and Opportunity Fund (California)

Microenterprise programs such as ACCION and Opportunity Fund are dedicated to providing long-term income and employment opportunities by providing credit and other support services to low- and moderate-income small business entrepreneurs who are unable to obtain credit through traditional channels. TXP has assisted a number of these programs to estimate the economic and tax revenue impact of their lending programs on the economies of their regions and individual communities. Beyond the...


Policy Considerations Related to the Highest and Best Use of Bryan Municipal Golf Course

City of Bryan, Texas

TXP was engaged by the City of Bryan to provide analytical support to policy development around the possible reuse and/or enhancement of the Bryan Municipal Golf Course. The report primarily focused on the possibility of selling or leasing the course for commercial development. As part of the analysis, TXP reviewed the local economic environment, and created a hypothetical development pattern along with a stylized assessment of the time needed for market demand to create full absorption of the projected land uses. The report concluded with findings on the highest...


Impact of Variable Demand and Cost Factors

Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust (OCWUT)

Like many areas of the country, Oklahoma City experienced the financial impact of wide variations in the volume of metered water and wastewater flow, operating cost increases, and a substantial capital plan for replacement and new construction. TXP, in partnership with Public Financial Management (PFM), helped OCWUT develop revenue and cost projection methodologies and establish reserve policies that will help maintain both long- and short-term financial stability. To help meet these goals, TXP and PFM collected available financial and...