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With recreational opportunities and famous as the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin frequently ranks high on the lists of "Best Cities" making it an ideal place to raise a family and grow your business.

The reasons abound: Central Texas boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere without the big-city hassle, reasonable cost of living, gorgeous scenery and friendly people. Austin gets high marks for its quality of life. No wonder many consider Austin the Number One destination both for relocating families and relocating singles. It's also a mecca for creative, talented people pursuing challenging careers, and our diverse business community prizes entrepreneurial drive and innovative thinking. Indeed, people – an educated, highly skilled workforce – are the greatest strength that Austin has to offer.


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