Overview

Central Texas is recognized as the smartest, safest and fastest growing area in the country. Our strong economy, highly educated and talented workforce, globally respected research institutions, and driving entrepreneurial spirit keep us on the leading edge of business.

Located in the Central time zone, the greater Austin region's geographic location offers a pleasant climate and provides easy access to both coasts as well as access to Mexico and Latin America. Austin's land and air transportation are favorable for both materials distribution and business travel.

Austin has earned a reputation as one of the best places to live in the nation, and with good reason. In addition to a strong educational base, Austin's expanding health care system rivals that of any major metropolitan area. It's easy to see why Austin ranks in the top spot in national media coverage for "Best of" listings.

Central Texas has the infrastructure to support your business. We offer proven telecommunications, and electric and water capacities that support major industries. In fact, our largest municipal utility, Austin Energy, boasts the lowest outage frequency and outage duration rates in the country. And our modern Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, is among the most sophisticated in the nation.

The Austin region welcomes newcomers to Central Texas and we are focused on supporting your business in the key growth industries for our region.

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The tremendous economic vitality the Greater Austin area has experienced in recent years is a testament to the best practices established by its first-class economic development organization.
Jack Rodgers, Editor-in-Chief, Business Facilities
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  • For information on relocating your company to Austin, contact: Dave Porter, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, 512.322.5650 or dporter@austinchamber.com
  • For existing Austin companies seeking assistance, please contact: Maggie Bishop, Director, Business Retention & Expansion, 512.322.5687 or mbishop@austinchamber.com

The Census Bureau reports that 40.5% of Austin area residents age 25 and over hold a bachelor’s degree, well over the national average of 29.1% in 2012.