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“When it comes to meetings and conventions, Austin is a city that planners and visitors always agree on. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure, innovative meeting spaces and world-class hotels are nestled in the center, and the heart, of the city. Within a few walkable blocks you’ll also find the famous Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail, legendary live music venues and some of the best margaritas in the country.

If you’re looking for a resource to help you plan, look no further than our expert staff. From high-tech conventions to exclusive retreats, they’re always ready to help you create a memorable event that’s just as authentic as Austin.” – Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau


Austin is #1 City for Startup companies

– ULI Small Business Trends

Austin ranks #2 in Job Growth

– Forbes

Austin ranks #7 in Global Future Ready City

– Dell Study

Austin ranks #21 in Best Places for a Business Career

– Forbes


Texas ranks #1 in Economic Climate


Texas ranks #6 in Best State for Business

Texas ranks #8 in Labor Supply

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Why Central Texas?
Why Central Texas?
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When it comes to business, it seems the whole world has a place in the heart of Central Texas. Austin is a region defined by stunning growth, lower business and living costs and a youthful, well-educated population. In fact it’s easy to see why Kiplinger’s ranked Austin as the best city for the next decade. Our focus on innovation also makes Austin the top location in the country for the “creative class,” according to author and leading economist Richard Florida.
Why Central Texas?
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Note: Last Updated April 2016. Time series of annual and monthly numbers for these and additional workforce indicators are updated monthly on the Chamber’s Economic Indicators page.
Source: Texas Workforce Commission, Local Area Unemployment Statistics.