Austin In The News

July 9 Austin is among the 10 best cities to launch a startup

CNN Money

July 7 Austin is No. 6 on ranking of the Best Places for STEM Graduates.


July 2 Austin is one of the 10 Metros with the Highest Gains in Share of U.S. Jobs—and leads the top 10 for percentage of total employment due to regional competitiveness.


July 1 Austin is in the top 10 in ranking of metros for employer demand for STEM skills.

Brookings Institution

June 27 Austin is the No. 3 City Stealing Jobs from Wall Street.

New Geography

June 24 Texas is No. 2 on CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business ranking.


June 20 Austin will be the fastest growing large U.S. metro economy through 2020.

U.S. Conference of Mayors

June 10 Austin is one of the top 5 most Small Business Friendly Cities in the nation and Texas is one of the top 4 states.


June 9 Austin is the 2nd Best City for Women in the Workforce.


June 9 Austin is No. 5 on Area Development’s "Leading Locations for 2014" ranking of large metros based on economic vitality.

Area Development, Q2/14

June 6 Austin is America’s Best City for Fitness Tribes, that is, the pursuit of social health activities.


May 27 Austin ranks as the 7th Most LGBT-Friendly City.


May 13 Austin named 2nd Best City for Renters On the Move.

May 8 Texas is the Best State for Business for the 10th consecutive year.

Chief Executive

May 5 Austin is the 3rd Best City to Start an Online Business.

April 28 Austin ranked No. 3 on Forbes' Top Large Cities for Jobs list.


April 23 Austin is one of the Hottest Startup Cities in the U.S.


April 20 Austin is the 3rd Best City for New College Grads.

April 17 Two Austin neighborhoods make list of the Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes.


April 14 Austin is the No. 2 City for Millennials.

Niche Ink

April 10 Austin is one of the Top 20 Solar Cities by Total Installed Solar PV Capacity.

Environment Texas

April 10 Austin is No. 6 on U-Haul's Top Destination Cities Report on U.S. movers in 2013.


April 4 Austin is No. 4 on National Retail Index ranking of investment potential of retail real estate markets based on forecast economic, supply and demand conditions.

Marcus & Millichap

April 2 Austin's economic performance from the recession through the recovery ranks No. 1 according to Brookings' Metro Monitor.

Brookings Institute

March 27 Austin ranks No. 1 for 2012-2013 population growth among the 100 largest U.S. metros.

U.S. Census Bureau

March 13 Texas ranks 2nd in Green Job Creation.

Environmental Entrepreneurs

February 14 Austin takes the top spot on Forbes' annual list of America's Fastest-Growing Cities for the 4th year in a row.


February 11 Texas ranked as the top exporting state in 2013.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

February 11 Texas is now the Largest Technology Exporting State.

TechAmerica Foundation

February 6 Austin is ranked one of 10 Best Cities to Dine with Your Valentine.


January 22 Austin is No. 7 on inaugural City Momentum Index, a global list of highly dynamic cities.

Jones Lang LaSalle

January 7 Austin is Best City for Job Seekers.

NerdWallet Finance

January 3 Austin is No. 3 on list of top 40 international Holiday Hotspots for 2014.

The Guardian

December 26 Austin is the U.S. metro with the Most Economic Momentum Going into 2014.

December 19 Where Working-Age Americans are Moving: Austin is the No. 4 Youth Magnet City and also No. 5 for Where Mature Workers are Moving.


December 18 Texas is No. 12 in ranking of the Top 20 Most Innovative States.


December 18 San Marcos is one of the Top 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America.

December 6 Austin has the 3rd lowest crime rate among cities with 500,000 or more population.

CQ Press

December 5 Austin is the No. 1 Best-Performing City in the Milken Institute's annual assessment of Where America's Jobs are Created and Sustained.

Milken Institute

November 12 Cedar Park ranks as the 3rd Best Small City to Move To.

November 7 Austin is No. 2 on Livability Index list of the Best U.S. Cities for People 35 and Under.

November 7 Austin ranks as the 6th Most Tech-Savvy Digital City.

Center for Digital Government

November 7 Austin is No. 7 on annual "Markets to Watch" ranking for overall real estate prospects.

Urban Land Institute

November 7 Austin is one of America's Most Hipster Cities.


November 1 Texas is No. 3 in Top U.S. Business Climate ranking.

Site Selection, 11/13

October 30 Austin ranks as the 5th Best Place for Veterans to Find Jobs.

United Services Automobile Association

October 25 Austin ranks 4th on list of Top 10 Cities for Electric Vehicles.


October 24 Austin tops On Numbers Economic Index ranking of the economic vitality of 102 metropolitan areas.

The Business Journals

October 24 Austin is No. 1 on list of the Cities Creating the Most Middle-Class Jobs.


October 24 Three Austin-area communities -- Georgetown, Round Rock and Cedar Park -- rank in the top 5 of America's Best Suburbs.

October 22 Austin's economy has the 9th largest percentage of international trade in Brookings' study of global and domestic goods trade.

Brookings Institution

October 8 Austin is the Best City for Twentysomethings.


October 3 Austin is the No. 5 City for Technology Startup Businesses.

October 2 The University of Texas at Austin is one of only two Texas schools to make the top 100 on a list of the best universities in the world.

Times Higher Education

September 30 Texas has the Best Business Climate in annual ranking.

Business Facilities, 7-8/13

September 25 Austin on global list 10 Up & Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs.


September 17 Austin ranks No. 6 in a listing of the most energy-efficient U.S. cities.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

September 12 Top States for Doing Business 2013: Texas on Top . . . Again.

Area Development, Summer 2013

August 26 Austin is the Best City for Small Business.

August 22 Austin is one of the Top 20 Meetings Destinations.


August 19 Austin ranks 4th on America's Thriving Cities list.

The Dailey Beast

August 14 Austin is a leader among the top high tech markets in the U.S. according to JLL's 2013 industry outlook.

Jones Lang LaSalle

August 13 Google names Austin the Digital Capital of Texas.


August 7 Austin heads list of Best Cities for Job Growth.


August 7 Best Places for Business & Careers: Austin is No. 14


August 7 Austin is the 7th most affordable city to have a baby.


August 4 Austin is No. 3 overall among Large American Cities of the Future 2013/14.

fDi Intelligence

July 31 Austin is No. 9 on global list of Most Active Cities for Startups.


July 31 Austin is one of America's Top 20 Engineering Hubs: The Cities with the Greatest Capacity for Innovation.

July 30 Austin is the No. 1 "Aspirational City"--Offering Both Jobs & Culture.

July 24 Austin is the 4th hardest working city in America

July 15 Austin is the Hottest Startup Scene in the U.S.

Entrepreneur and GoodApril

July 9 CNBC names Texas America's No. 2 State for Business.


July 9 The University of Texas at Austin is one of the Best Buys in Higher Education.

The University of Texas at Austin

July 2 Austin is No. 8 in ranking of per capita analysis of venture capital activity by metro.

The Atlantic Cities

July 1 The University of Texas at Austin has been recognized as the 26th best university in the world.

Center for World University Rankings

June 17 Austin is No. 8 on new analysis of America's Leading Metros for Venture Capital.

The Atlantic Cities

June 10 Texas garners 2013 Gold Shovel Award recognizing Excellence in State Economic Development.

Area Development, Spring 2013

June 10 Austin is No. 5 among 380 metros ranked by Area Development as Leading Locations for 2013 based on economic and job growth.

Area Development, Spring 2013

June 6 Austin is No. 1 on list of Top Vegan Friendly Cities of 2013.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

June 5 Austin Energy leads all public power utilities for Green Power Sales.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

June 4 Austin is No. 11 on 2013 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index.


May 31 Austin Chamber of Commerce singled out for creating economic vitality through clean energy and innovation.

Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy

May 31 Texas is 1st in Site Selection's ranking of the Top 10 Most Competitive States.

Site Selection, May 2013

May 30 In the BBC News Magazine's "10 Reasons Why So Many People are Moving to Texas" list, No. 6 is "Austin in particular."

BBC News Magazine

May 23 Austin has jumped from 13th to 11th largest U.S. city according to new Census Bureau estimates.

U.S. Census Bureau

May 23 Austin No. 5 on list of Cities Winning the Battle for Information Jobs.

May 6 Texas is the Best State for Business for the 9th consecutive year.

Chief Executive

May 6 Texas is No. 6 in Top 10 States for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

May 5 Austin is the No. 1 City to be a Moviemaker.


May 1 The Austin Chamber is in Top 10 "Best to Invest" ranking of the top-performing economic development organizations.

Site Selection, May 2013

May 1 Austin is one of 10 cities named the South's Tastiest Towns.

Southern Living

April 24 Austin is America's No. 1 Boomtown.


April 17 Texas' Tax System is ranked No. 1 for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

April 15 Texas is No. 3 in "United States of Innovation" ranking focused on entrepreneurial climate.

Fast Company

April 8 Austin is No. 3 in fDi Intelligence's American Cities of the Future ranking of 52 large cities.

fDi Intelligence, April-May 2013

April 2 Austin is the Most Business-Friendly U.S. City.

Kauffman Foundation

April 1 Texas ranks 7th overall and 1st for openness in Beacon Hill Institute's annual State Competitiveness Report.

Beacon Hill Institute

March 29 Austin maintains first place on Economic Health Index.

The Business Journal's On Numbers

March 27 Austin named best place for young adults.

The Business Journal's On Numbers

March 23 Austin is 1st overall among the 100 largest U.S. metros based on amount recovered from pre-recession peak to the present based on employment, unemployment, output, and house prices.

Brookings Institution

March 20 Austin is No. 2 on global patent activity ranking.

Martin Prosperity Institute

March 19 Austin is the top large city for young entrepreneurs.


March 14 Austin is the 7th most affordable home market of major metros.


March 5 Austin is the Best City to be a Moviemaker.


March 5 Texas wins Site Selection Magazine's 2012 Governor's Cup for Most New, Expanded Corporate Facilities.

Site Selection, March 2013

March 3 Texas is Business Facilities' 2012 state of the year.

Business Facilities, Jan./Feb. 2013

March 1 Austin ranked in the top 10 of large metros and best in Texas on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

Gallup and Healthways, March 2013

March 1 Austin is the 3rd fastest growing tech job market.

February 25 Austin is No. 3 on Forbes' Best Cities for Good Jobs list.


February 25 Austin is among Top 10 Cities for Women Entrepreneurs.


February 23 Austin tops Forbes' list of America's Fastest-Growing Cities for the third year in a row.


February 11 Austin takes two 'bests' in fDi Intelligence's inaugural Projects of the Year awards: Best High Value Project for Apple's new corporate campus and Best Expansion for Samsung's $4B boost to its fab.

fDi Intelligence

February 1 Austin ranks 9th for annual patents per capita and 11th for total patent activity and among the 358 metropolitan areas in Brookings profile of patenting and innovation for 2007 to 2011.

Brookings Institution

January 22 Austin is the Best City for Job Seekers


January 22 Williamson County is No. 6 in the U.S. for growth in personal income over the past 25 years.

The Business Journal's On Numbers

January 17 Austin is No. 2 on the 2012 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranking of U.S. metro areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth.

Milken Institute

January 17 Two Austin events have made Forbes' 2013 list of must-attend conferences for entrepreneurs.


January 15 Austin tops U.S. for largest percentage job gain over 5 years.

The Business Journals' On Numbers

January 14 The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business has one of the top 10 entrepreneurship programs in the world.

Bloomberg Businessweek

January 3 Austin has the 4th lowest crime rate among cities with 500,000 or more population.

CQ Press

December 21 Austin is one of the Top 5 Housing Markets of 2012.


December 13 Texas ranks No. 3 on Business Policy Index ranking on policy measures and costs impacting small business and entrepreneurship.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

December 12 Texas ranks 7th on Forbes' 2012 Top States for Business list.


November 30 Texas is No. 3 in Top U.S. Business Climate ranking.

Site Selection, Nov. 2012

November 30 Austin is one of only 5 metros in all of North America to rank in the top 70 of the 300 fastest-growing metropolitan economies worldwide.

Brookings Institution

November 20 Austin ranks 12th in Travel+Leisure's annual America's Best Cities ranking.


October 26 San Marcos, TX is one of the 10 least expensive places to live.

Council for Community & Economic Research

October 23 Austin is one of the top 10 best performing metros in the U.S. Metro Clean Tech Index.

Clean Edge

October 18 Texas is No. 1 in annual Top States for Doing Business survey.

Area Development, Fall 2012

October 17 Austin is one of the top 5 markets to watch across the country by the Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends in Real Estate forecast.

Urban Land Institute

October 10 Austin is one of the 20 Best Cities for Working Mothers.


October 8 Austin Holds No. 2 Ranking in the On Numbers Economic Index for October 2012

The Business Journal's On Numbers

October 8 Austin is the most "connected city" in America according to a study that ties cities' smart grid use to economic drivers.

Jones Lang LaSalle

October 3 Austin ranks 5th for the number of technology startups per capita.

American Express Open Forum

October 2 Texas is the Best State for Entrepreneurship in the South and 8th best nationally.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research

September 28 Austin earns the No. 8 spot on list of America's 50 Best Cities.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

September 24 The University of Texas at Austin has the No. 5 graduate entrepreneurship program in the nation.

The Princeton Review


September 20 East Austin ranked as one of the Top 10 America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods.


September 10 Austin is the 2nd highest-rated market in the inaugural edition of the On Numbers Economic Index, which measures the economic health of 102 major metros.

The Business Journal's On Numbers

August 25 Texas has the Best Business Climate in Business Facilities annual ranking.

Business Facilities, July-Aug. 2012

August 24 Austin is among the Top 10 Cities for Technology Start-ups according to the National Venture Capital Association.


August 20 Texas has won the inaugural fDi Governor's Award for 2012 for success in attracting new investments to the state.

fDi Intelligence, Aug.-Sept. 2012

August 20 Pflugerville makes Money's list of America's Best Small Cities.


August 20 Williamson County is No. 3 in Top 25 Counties for Job Growth ranking.


July 30 Austin makes Top 50 Cities for Global Trade list and also receives 'Most Likely to Succeed' designation from the editors of Global Trade magazine.

Global Trade

July 25 Micro-businesses see strongest growth in Austin.

The Business Journals On Numbers

July 19 Austin will be the fastest growing major U.S. metro economy in 2012.

U.S. Conference of Mayors

July 12 Austin is No. 2 on list of Top 10 Cities Where People are Moving To.

Fiscal Times

July 10 Texas is America's Top State for Business 2012.


July 9 Austin is one of the top 10 Cities Where a Paycheck Stretches the Furthest.

New Geography

July 5 The City of Austin is in the national top 10 Green Power Users.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

July 1 The University of Texas at Austin is No. 30 in ranking of the world's top 100 universities.

Center for World University Rankings

June 28 Austin has overtaken San Francisco to become the 13th largest U.S. city; and, among large cities, the fastest growing from 2010 to 2011 included both Round Rock at 2nd and Austin at 3rd.

U.S. Census Bureau

June 27 Austin and two other Texas metros post the nation's best records for long-term job growth by achieving private-sector employment gains in 84 of the past 100 months.

The Business Journals On Numbers

June 27 Austin is the No. 9 best city in the country for business and careers on Forbes' annual list.


June 26 Austin is No. 2 on Area Development's Leading "Locations for 2012" ranking of the top 50 MSAs for economic and job growth (and No. 11 among all 365 MSAs).

Area Development, Summer 2012

June 21 Texas is one of 5 states recognized for innovative policies attracting new employers and catalyzing new investments by existing local businesses, driving significant job growth.

Area Development, Summer 2012

June 15 Austin makes Greenest Cities list.

Corporate Knights

June 13 Texas is 3rd on Top 10 Future Boom States list.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Enterprising States: Policies that Produce, June 2012

June 1 Austin is the 5th strongest economy among 366 metropolitan areas in annual ranking.


May 31 Austin is in the top 5 U.S. metros for net migration.

The Business Journals On Numbers

May 24 Austin named one of the Best Destinations for Business Travel.


May 10 Austin is No. 2 on list of Best Cities to Find a Job in 2012.


May 3 Texas is No. 1 for private sector job growth over past decade.

The Business Journals On Numbers

May 2 Texas is the Best State for Business.

Chief Executive

May 1 Annual Forbes ranking names Austin the Best City for Jobs.


April 18 Austin tops Forbes' list of America's Fastest-Growing Cities for the second year in a row.


April 13 Austin is best U.S. city for small businesses.

The Business Journals On Numbers

April 5 The City of Austin is the 9th largest green power purchaser overall among organizations ranked by the U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

April 5 Austin Cited for Economic Development Excellence

Business Facilities

March 31 Austin is the No. 2 Hotspot for Startup Technology Jobs.

March 29 Austin is No. 2 on list of Top 10 Real Estate Markets for Investors.

National Association of Realtors

March 26 Austin is the 2nd fastest growing urban area based on both population growth and land area change over the last decade among large U.S. urbanized areas.

U.S. Census Bureau.

March 23 Austin ranks 6th on U-Haul's annual Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities.


March 21 Texas ranks 5th for the rate of growth of Women-Owned Businesses.

American Express OPEN

March 5 The University of Texas ranks 3rd among universities globally for patent activity in 2011.

World Intellectual Property Organization

February 29 Austin is 8th among the nation's 100 biggest metros for Economic Security afforded families.

Urban Institute

February 28 Lockhart is 2nd and Austin is 5th among America's Best BBQ Cities.

U.S. News Travel

February 27 Austin ranks in the top 10 of the Future Metropolis Index: U.S. Cities with the Best Urban Policies.


February 22 Austin named one of the 10 Best Places to Retire.

CBS News

February 14 Austin is the 4th best Airport in North America for Airport Service Quality.

Airports Council International

February 7 Only 13 of top 100 U.S. metros have bounced back from recession and Austin is ranks third for both total jobs added and rate of growth from 2006 to 2011.

The Business Journals On Numbers

February 2 Austin is one of America's 10 Best Cities for Dating.

Yahoo! Travel

January 31 Austin is No. 8 on Best Cities to Stay Young list based on 2012 report on the 50 largest metros by RealAge.

CBS MoneyWatch

January 22 Austin ranks low (38th) on Stressfull Cities List ranking the 50 largest metros from most to least stressful.

Sperling's Best Places

January 18 Austin ranks as the 11th best performing U.S. metro according to the Brookings Institution's latest assessment of the performance of metropolitan economies.

Brookings Institution

January 17 Austin is one of the top 10 Healthiest Cities for Women.

Women's Health, Jan.-Feb. 2012

January 12 Austin is one of 10 Cities Where Real Estate is Ripe for a Rebound due to a robust labor market and only moderate price impacts from the recession.


January 3 Austin ranks No. 3 for office investment over the next 5 years.

Grubb & Ellis

December 15 Austin is 4th on 2011 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranking of the 200 largest U.S. metros based on how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth.

Milken Institute

December 13 Austin places 8th on MarketWatch's annual Best Cities for Business list, shooting up from 31st place last year, thanks to its robust economic growth.


December 8 Austin has the 6th lowest crime rate among cities with 500,000 or more population and Round Rock comes in 11th safest among cities with 100,000 or more population.

CQ Press

December 5 Texas tops Forbes' list of the best states for jobs and Moody's Analytics forecasts employment will expand 2.9% annually through 2015.


December 1 Austin and two other Texas metros and were alone among the nation's top 100 metros in increasing the number of small businesses between 2008 and 2009.

The Business Journals On Numbers

November 30 Texas is No. 3 on 2011 Small Business Survival Index ranking of state policy climates for entrepreneurship.

Small Business & Entreprenurship Council

November 30 Consistent Top 5 Airport Service Quality rankings earn Austin Bergstrom International a place on Airport Council International's "Roll of Excellence."

Airports Council International, World Report, 11/11

November 3 Texas Tops 2011 State Business Climate Rankings

Site Selection, Nov. 2011

October 31 The University of Texas at Austin ranks 8th on 2011 Top 25 Graduate Entrepreneur Programs list.

Entrepreneur, Oct. 2011

October 26 Austin is one of the top 5 Real Estate Markets to Watch according to 2012 forecast from PwC and the Urban Land Institute.

Urban Land Institute

October 18 Austin is in the top 10 of U.S. "Innovation Cities" in an annual global ranking.


October 14 Chamber Initiative Hopes to Become Startup Catalyst

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is working on an initiative called Startup Austin it hopes will be a resource, coordinator and catalyst for entrepreneurs in Central Texas.

September 20 Austin places 12th on new "America's Best Cities" list focused on quality of life metrics.

September 19 Texas Leads Nation in Veteran Employment

Texas Veterans Commission

September 18 Austin is No. 2 on Parenting's 2011 Best Cities for Families list.


September 14 Austin ranked 5th on a list of U.S. metros with the most healthy employment outlooks.

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

September 11 "America's 20 Can-Do Capitals" puts Austin at No. 10 among the 200 largest cities based on business development, sustainability, livability, and transportation and infrastructure.

Newsweek/The Daily Beast

September 1 Texas named Most Favorable Business Climate among the 50 states in annual survey of corporate site selection professionals.

Development Counsellors International, Sept. 2011

September 1 Texas is the Top State for Doing Business.

Area Development, Fall 2011.

August 31 Round Rock makes list of Top 10 Perfect Suburbs.


August 30 Austin's favorable employment and housing market conditions put it among Top 10 Towns for Working Towards a Home Purchase

August 26 Austin is one of top 10 markets in the U.S. for Realtors--it has the highest per capita sales, the fastest moving inventory, and the greatest median price gain.

Inman News

August 9 Texas metros set the pace for private-sector employment growth: Austin is the third fastest growing over the last 5 years

The Business Journals’ On Numbers

August 2 Austin takes top spot out of 100 best places to live

Relocate America

August 2 America's 20 Geekiest Cities: Austin places 12th for percentage of workers with jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics


July 31 Austin tops the list of metro leaders in Economic Growth Potential ranking.

Business Facilities, Jul/Aug 2011

July 13 Brookings places Austin as One of the Top Generators for Green Jobs

The Brookings Institution

July 13 Austin places in top 20 for population growth over the last decade, adding nearly 467,000 metro area residents

Rice University

July 6 Forbes calls Austin America's No. 1 "boom town"


July 1 Austin is the No. 1 Hottest Spot to Start a Small Business

The Fiscal Times

June 30 Austin named a top 10 emerging commercial real estate market

Real Estate Forum, June 2011

June 29 Austin is No. 7 on Forbes' Best Places for Business & Careers list.


June 27 Texas is No. 2 on America's Best States for Business 2011 list from CNBC

June 24 10 Best States for Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Texas ranks 5th

The Atlantic

June 21 Austin distinguishes itself by topping Area Development's "100 Leading Locations" list

Area Development, Spring 2011

June 10 Lone Star Jobs Surge: The Texas model added 37% of all net U.S. jobs since the recovery began

Wall Street Journal

May 24 Texas adds 732,800 jobs over the last 10 years, no other state tops 100,000

The Business Journals On Numbers

May 24 Austin No. 5 on "Cities on the Edge" list of American cities poised for greatness in sports, arts, music and culture

Spearling's Best Places

May 20 Austin is No. 4 in annual "economic strength" ranking


May 18 Austin ranks among nine metropolitan areas with a strong supply of IT talent, low competition and favorable employment costs.

KLG Advisors

May 12 NEW YORK TIMES Business Blog Provides Reasoning Behind Why Austin Leads in Small Business Creation

New York Times business blog: You’re the Boss

May 3 Chief Executive magazine ranks Texas Best State for Business for 7th consecutive year

Chief Executive

May 2 Best Cities for Job Growth 2011: Austin is No. 1 among 65 large metros

New Geography

April 27 Austin has some of the cleanest air in the country: it ranks among the cleanest metropolitan areas for 24-hour partical pollution

American Lung Association, State of the Air 2011

April 22 Austin ranks No. 3 on Best Cities for Staying Young list based on health assessment survey of the 50 largest metros.


April 14 Austin is in the Top 10 American Cities of the Future 2011/12

fDi Intelligence, April/May 2011

April 14 Texas offers the No. 2 Best State Tax System for Entrepreneurship & Small Businesses

Small Business & Entreprenureship Council

April 12 Austin leads the nation in Small Business Vitality rankings

The Business Journals On Numbers

April 7 Austin ranks as America's Fifth Strongest Job Market

The Business Journals On Numbers

March 25 Austin No. 3 Cleantech City in the United States


March 15 Austin has the second highest well-being of any metropolitan area with more than one million residents

Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

March 15 Austin named one the the top 20 strongest performing metropolitan areas

Brookings Institution

March 15 Austin is the 2nd Best City to Find a Job.

Ajilon Professional Staffing

March 7 Austin was ranked the 8th Most Socially Networked City in the U.S.

Men's Health

March 4 Site Selection's Governor's Cup returns to Texas: the state won the most new projects and expansions in 2010

Site Selection, March 2011

March 3 Austin is the No. 2 Healthiest Market for Home Builders


February 28 Texas has 6th lowest state-local tax burden

Tax Foundation, February 2011

February 22 Austin picked for national Startup America: Reducing Barriers roundtable

U.S. Small Business Administration

February 15 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport No. 3 in North America and No. 5 globally in its size class according to annual Airport Service Quality Awards

Airports Council International

February 10 Texas Leads Nation in Ozone Reduction

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

February 10 Austin is 3rd Biggest Brain Magnet


February 8 UT Austin ranks high on Kiplinger's Best Values in Public Colleges 2011

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2011

February 7 Austin is No. 4 Best City to Live, Work and Make Movies

MovieMaker, Winter 2011

January 31 Austin is one of the Best American Cities to Live and Work

Business Review USA

January 27 Austin is the No. 2 IT Startup Hotspot


January 13 Austin among Top Markets for Restaurant Expansion


January 6 Austin is America's 3rd Best Job Market


January 3 Austin is among 10 Best Cities to Invest in Office Real Estate

Grubb & Ellis

December 31 Austin is the Best Place to Buy a Home in 2011

AoL's WalletPop

December 30 Austin No. 26 among Top U.S. Cities by Number of Industrial Jobs

Manufacturers' News

December 30 Samsung's $3.6-billion expansion of Austin semiconductor fabrication facility named Economic Development Deal of the Year.

Business Facilities

December 16 Austin places 4th on Farmer's Insurance Group's Most Secure Place to Live

Spearling's BestPlaces

December 13 Austin is Lonely Plant's No. 4 Best Place to Go in the U.S. in 2011

Lonely Planet

December 13 Austin is No. 12 on America's 25 Best Cities for Shopping list


December 6 Austin ranks as 3rd Best Place for Military Retirement

December 2 Austin named Best City for Telecommuters

AOL DailyFinance

November 30 Austin ranks as the Best Performing U.S. Metro in the Recovery

Brookings Institution

November 22 Austin has the 6th lowest crime rate among large cities.

CQ Press

November 11 UT-Austin is No. 25 in Bloomberg's Best U.S. Business Schools 2010

Bloomberg Businessweek

November 9 UT Austin is 38th on Academic Ranking of World Universities

Center for World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

November 8 Austin among Newsweek's 10 Cities Best Poised for Recovery


November 4 Dell ranks No. 1 in Newsweek's 2010 Green Rankings


November 2 Austin is among America's 10 Most Affordable Cities


October 31 Austin highly ranked among 50 U.S. Real Estate Markets to Watch

PricewaterhouseCoopers, October 2010

October 31 University of Texas at Austin named 9th Best Graduate Program for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur, October 2010

October 25 Austin is 7th on America's Smartest Cities list

The Daily Beast

October 14 Austin ranks 2nd on the Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities 2010: Where America's Jobs are Created and Sustained

Milken Institute

October 1 Austin ranks 6th among America's Smartest Cities

October 1 Austin is one of the 10 hottest cities for Clean-Tech Job Activity

Clean Edge, Clean Tech Job Trends 2010

September 30 University of Texas at Austin named 12th Best Executive M.B.A. Program by the Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

September 30 Texas is a Top State for Doing Business according to survey of site selection consultants

Area Development

September 29 Austin is No. 2 Mid-Size Metro College Destination

American Institute for Economic Research

September 22 Austin named in Travelocity's Top 10 Fall Hotspots

September 21 Austin among 10 metros Where You Can Buy a Home for Less than $800 a Month

U.S. News

September 16 Austin continues to place among America's Most Recession Proof Cities

September 11 Texas predicted to be The Place that will Lead the Country to a Solid Economic Recovery

National Journal

September 8 Austin ranks in the Top 100 Cities of the Global Innovation Economy. / 2thinknow

September 7 Austin among Least Stressed in U.S.

September 1 Austin is 7th Most Favorable Place to Look for Work

The Conference Board

August 31 Austin named Top U.S. Entrepreneurial Center

Entrepreneur, August 2010

August 31 Austin aming America's Best Music Cities

Travel+Leisure, August 2010

August 27 Austin among the Top 20 Brainiest Cities in America

The Daily Beast

August 24 UT-Austin ranked No. 5 for high education excellence based on Contribution to the Public Good

Washington Monthly

August 18 UT-Austin ranks No. 45 on U.S. News' 2011 Best Colleges List

U.S. News & World Report

August 4 Austin No. 3 City for Young Entrepreneurs


August 4 Texas No. 1 for U.S. Wind Power Capacity added in 2009

U.S. Department of Energy

July 31 Austin tops multiple Business Facilities Metro Rankings: No. 1 for Quality of Life, No. 1 for Renewable Energy Availability, & No. 2 among Greenest Metros

Business Facilities, July-August 2010

July 26 Austin 10th Fastest-Growing Exporter in U.S.

Brookings Institute, July 2010

July 26 Texas No. 2 Biotech Hub

Business Facilities

July 23 Austin named Top City for Young Adults

July 19 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is one of America's Best Airports.

Travel+Leisure, July 2010

July 16 Austin 5th Best City for New College Grads

Bloomberg Businessweek

July 14 Texas ranked Top State for Business


July 7 Round Rock among 10 Best Towns for Families

Family Circle

July 6 Austin companies make strong showing in Green Power Purchases Ranking

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

June 25 Austin cited as one of America's Recovery Capitals


June 24 Austin named one of America's Most Recession-Proof Cities


June 17 Austin among America's 10 Best Cities for Young Professionals


June 16 Austin named Top City Beating the Recession.

The Huffington Post

June 13 14 Austin area high schools rank in the top 6% nationally


June 4 The University of Texas system ranks No. 6 on Universities Patent Scorecard

Intellectual Property Today

May 26 Austin is ranked No. 1 on Kiplilnger's list of the Best Cities for the Next Decade

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2010

May 24 Austin No. 2 on Forbes' list of America's Most Innovative Cities


May 24 Austin among America's Fittest Cities

American College of Sports Medicine

May 24 Austin in top 10 for Best Quality of Life

May 20 Austin among Top 20 Destinations for Memorial Day


May 17 Austin No. 3 Dog-Friendly City

May 13 UT in Top 10 CEO Undergraduate Alma Maters

Bloomberg Businessweek

May 3 Texas ranked Best State for Business

Chief Executive, May-June 2010

April 30 Austin is in the Top 10 U.S. Cities for Hispanics to Live & Work

Popular Hispanics

April 28 Austin ranked among Cleanest Air Cities

American Lung Association

April 28 Cyberstates: Texas 2nd Largest in Tech Employment


April 27 Texas has one of the country's Best State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

April 20 Austin is the Best Big City for Jobs

Forbes &

April 20 Austin places in Top 10 of RelocateAmerica's Best Places to Live
April 14 Austin in Top 10 of Forbes' annual Best Places for Business & Careers


April 6 Texas No. 1 among States that are Very Friendly to Small Business

Open Forum

April 2 Austin a Top 10 Destination in National Migration Trend Report


March 18 Austin places 3rd among 20 Cities that are Having an Awsome Recovery


March 15 Austin is the No. 1 Place for Young Adults

March 10 University of Texas at Austin included in Fortune's Schools for Entrepreneurs


March 8 Austin selected as one of 21 Top Time-Saving Cities


March 2 Austin ties for No. 1 in Forbes' list of Cities Where the Recession is Ending


March 1 Austin takes the 3rd spot among America's Best Cities for Singles


February 25 Austin is the Healthiest Housing Market for 2010


February 22 Austin voted Best Local Music Scene in the U.S. in Budget Travel readers poll

Budget Travel

February 20 Austin ranks No. 9 among U.S. Cities with the Most Unique IP Addresses

Akamai Technologies

February 17 Austin's Williamson, Travis, & Hays Counties listed as Texas' Healthiest

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

February 16 Austin's is the Best Airport in North America & the 2nd Best in the World in its Size Class

Airports Council International

February 3 National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2010 Distinctive Destinations includes Bastrop, TX

National Trust for Historic Preservation

January 31 Austin is the 9th Easiest City to Find a Job

January 28 Austin ranks low for Rate of Home Foreclosures


January 26 Texas installed the Most Wind Power in 2009

American Wind Power Association

January 21 Texas ranks Lowest for Debt Burden


January 18 Austin is the 5th Best City to Live, Work & Make Movies


January 18 Austin metro rated Best Place for Creation & Development of Small Businesses

January 13 Texas ranks low for Rate of Foreclosure Filings


January 11 Austin No. @ among Best Places to Retire & Row in the U.S.

January 4 Austin ranked Best City to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

Grubb & Ellis

January 4 Austin is home to the No. 3 Cleantech University

The Cleantech Group

December 18 Austin is the Most Secure Large Metro

Farmers Insurance Group

December 12 Austin 7th on list of Cities with the Best Water

Environmental Working Group

December 1 Texas ranked as Top State for Entrepreneurs

Small Business & Entreprenurship Coucil

November 30 Texas No. 2 in State Business Climate Ranking & No. 1 in Corporate Survey

Site Selection

November 25 Austin No. 5 Lowest Crime Rate

CQ Press

November 25 Austin ranked 17th Fittest City

Men's Fitness

November 19 Austin metro ranked 3rd among Fastest Recovering Cities


November 11 Austin No. 1 on Milken Institute Best Performing Cities Index

Milken Institute

November 6 Austin ranked as 4th Least Toxic City


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