AUSTIN, TEXAS

WHY THE AUSTIN AREA IS PERFORMING FOR COMPANIES LIKE YOURS

Ranked by Forbes as Americas #1 Boom town, Austin is where everyone of all ages wants to be. Home of the Austinite and moniker “Silicon Hills”, Austin is home to all things technology. Dell, Apple, Google and Samsung employ over 25,000 local residents – and every day a new startup is changing the world. The Kaufman Foundation ranked Austin the most business friendly city in the US in 2013. While technology is clearly its mainstay, the region is focusing on boosting diversification in advanced manufacturing, clean energy tech and life sciences. Just north of Austin, cities like Cedar Park, Pflugerville and Round Rock hover over the lucrative NAFTA corridor with immediate access to highways and tollways that reach the entire state of Texas. Home to the internationally known South by Southwest, it’s interactive week blends music and technology innovation which takes over the city for most of the month of March. Always on the top of the list for most desirable places to live, Austin is clearly the states leader in outdoor recreation and entertainment with its acclaimed moniker “The Live Music Capital of the World.”