What better balance can a city offer than being both the "Best Place for Business and Careers" and the "Live Music Capital of the World?" Austin pleases all in rankings ranging from "Best City for Relocating Families" to "Best Cities for Singles." And it all comes together thanks to our beautiful natural environment, low cost of housing, favorable business and tax environment and vibrant culture.
Businesses located here are powered by a multi-level, highly educated workforce that is drawn to the enviable Austin lifestyle, access to education, and our low costs of living and doing business. Austin has a national and global reputation for innovation in key industries providing Central Texas with a business climate that enjoys regional prosperity. Austin is attractive to businesses from not only all over the U.S. but internationally. Events like the Austin Grand Prix and the annual South by Southwest Conference and Festival bring in guests from all over the world. Central Texas currently has nine different Foreign Trade Zones as well as International Trade Services.
- There is a spreadsheet version of the data on the page (xls).
The Greater Austin region includes some of the most innovative clean energy research facilities and business support networks in the Country. SustainLane Government ranks Austin as the top city in the county for cleantech incubation.