The Austin Business Journal recently published a Q&A article with Austin Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Laura Huffman, discussing a 2022 outlook and how our region will continue to balance such rapid growth.
Huffman detailed that while our region continues to see interest from companies looking to expand or relocate, our city must address issues such as infrastructure, affordability, and preserving quality of life.
“Last year, companies of various sizes and industries pledged to create 26,697 new jobs in Central Texas — up nearly 21% from the previous record set in 2020, according to figures from Opportunity Austin, the Chamber's economic development arm. Some of the biggest wins came from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., which is planning a $17 billion, 2,000-employee chipmaking plant in Taylor, and Amazon.com Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AMZN) continued expansion across the metro, which is positioning the company to perhaps become the largest private-sector employer in the region.”
The article details Huffman explaining how the Chamber will help shape the region’s growth, address the rising costs of living and much more.Read more