March 04, 2005

Houston Business Journal covers economic risk to cities

The Houston Business Journal (220KB PDF) describes the risk to Texas economic development if HB789 Sec. 54.202 is passed.

The article quotes David Deans, founder of Austin-based Economic TeleDevelopment Forum:

"If these laws do continue to pass around the country, it will create an interesting dilemma for companies looking to locate their business in a state"... We might find at some point that a company would rather relocate to another city or town where the environment is conducive to facilitating a global network economy.

The article reports that Houston is considering wireless "hot zones" around the city, and Houston's Technology For All nonprofit project, which is providing subsidized internet access to the low-income Pecan Park neighborhood. The article also cites projects in Austin and Corpus Christi.

The article isn't online yet, so we posted a pdf file thanks to Will Reed for Technology for All.

Posted by alevin at March 4, 2005 10:05 AM