Headlines for August 21, 2014


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It's almost here...2014 Greater Austin Business Awards

Join us in recognizing Austin area companies of all sizes who make our city such a thriving and dynamic place to call home. The 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards will be held onWednesday, August 27 at 6:00 pmClick here for a look back at the 2013 Business Awards. This is our largest event of the year and has sold out the past two years in a row! Click here to reserve your table today!

AT&T delivers on 1Gbps promise in Austin

AT&T's 1Gbps broadband service went live last week in Austin! The upgrade of its fiber-based GigaPower service to 1Gbps speeds follows AT&T's announcement of the service in April 2013. The service starts at $70 a month and current GigaPower customers in Austin will automatically see their speeds increased at no additional charge. It's great to see Austin is the spotlight for innovative broadband advancement! 

Austin Chamber Receives "Regional Innovation Award"

Last Wednesday, the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) named the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce the winner of the "Regional Innovation" Award at the Annual Convention in Cincinnati! This honor was attributed to our success in bridging the growing job market in Austin with the successful college-ready programs available to Austin-area high school seniors.Click here to view our full release.  

Austin Ranked #1: Economic Growth Potential 

This year, Austin, TX was ranked number one in Economic Growth Potential on the Business Facilities Metro Rankings Report. Austin landed on top for this year's growth prize due to our thriving high-tech industry that makes Texas the "second-largest semiconductor job market after California," according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. To view the complete article and list of rankings, click here.

Mayoral Candidates Forum Re-Cap

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate Council of Austin introduced the 2014 mayoral candidates Monday at the Four Seasons. The sold-out event was a huge success! To see what you missed and what others thought about the event, click here.

 

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