Annual Reports

Annually we produce a report to highlight the previous year's accomplishments towards the goals set forth in Opportunity Austin.

  • 2022

    “The rebellious Texas city—forged by the can-do persistence cut with a university town’s social activism—is now simply a place that’s incredibly livable. Talk to any entrepreneur leaving Silicon Valley or Seattle and chances are they’ve considered Austin. The capital and talent inflow is staggering.”
    - Resonance Consultancy, LTD. 11/9/22

    OA 2022 Annual Report
  • 2021

    “Thanks to coronavirus disruption and the rise of remote work, many founders and tech workers have been reconsidering where they want to live this past year. Austin has been a popular choice among those relocating from other ecosystems.”
    - Startup Genome
    , 9/22/21

    OA 2021 Annual Report
  • 2020

    “Texas’ capital is attracting more corporate jobs and remote workers than ever before, lured by lower costs and lower taxes. Business relocations to Austin announced this year are expected to create nearly 10,000 jobs. That is the city’s highest figure on record for a single year.”
    Wall Street Journal

    OA 2020 Annual Report
  • 2019

    “Austin has succeeded for many reasons, but the main reason is the concentration of talented people who live there. Some of the nation’s most innovative businesses are moving to Austin to have access to this incredible talent pool.” -Forbes, 6/20/2019

    OA 2019 Annual Report
  • 2018

    “...2018 may be remembered as the year Austin stepped up to become a top-tier city for business alongside New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.” - Austin Business Journal, 1/03/2019

    OA 2018 Annual Report
  • 2017

    “Austin ranks 1st for talent according to ‘Innovation that Matters’ study examining the health of startup communities in 25 leading innovation centers across the U.S.” - U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 10/13/2017

    OA 2017 Annual Report
  • 2016

    "Austin tops “America’s Cities of the Future” ranking of cities most likely to prosper over the next decade." - Forbes, 01/14/2016

    OA 2016 Annual Report
  • 2015

    Ranked #2 for "Best Places for Careers for Veterans" - Forbes, 2015

    OA 2015 Annual Report
  • 2014

    "Austin is one of the Hottest Startup Cities in the U.S." - RJMetrics, 04/23/2014

    OA 2014 Annual Report
  • 2013

    "Austin ranked first overall among the 200 largest U.S. metros." - Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities Index, 2013

    OA 2013 Annual Report
  • 2012

    "Top Eight: Best American Cities to Live and Work in." - Business Review, 2012

    OA 2012 Annual Report
  • 2011

    "America's Clean-Tech Hub." - Time Magazine, 2011

    OA 2011 Annual Report

Additional Resources
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    Our current 5 year Economic Development Program

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  • Previous Programs

    Overview of Opportunity Austin 3.0 & 2.0 priorities and resources.

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