In an Austin American-Statesman interview, finance professor Lewis Spellman offers a pessimistic prediction concerning the future of bank and non-bank lending, given the economic climate since the 2008 financial crisis.
Austin has been named the best city in the country for jobs, yet has a high poverty rate as well. Finance lecturer Bob Duvic is among experts commenting on these statistics and the need for training to equip the working poor for higher-wage jobs.
A group of startups are finishing their time at the Austin Technology Incubator. The Austin American-Statesman looks at how the program helps fledgling companies and others in Austin.
A new class called 1 Semester Startup allows students to form teams and create their own startup company, with input from faculty and seasoned industry mentors.
The current national recession will have a negative impact on job growth in Texas. Economists including McCombs finance lecturer Jim Nolen spoke to the Austin American-Statesman about the issue.
All eyes were on McCombs last week for Venture Week and the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition. Here's a roundup of headlines from TechCrunch, the Austin American-Statesman and more.
With a good quality of life, relatively low cost of living and a highly educated populace, Austin is emerging as a hub of entrepreneurship, says Rob Adams, director of Texas Venture Labs, in an op-ed for the Statesman.