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Opportunity Austin welcomes biometric identity company CLEAR to Austin

Posted By Greater Austin Chamber | Oct 01, 2018
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Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber's five-county economic development initiative, announced New York City-based CLEAR, a biometric identity company, plans to open a new hub office near The Domain in North Austin today, Oct. 1

CLEAR uses a biometric secure identity platform that gives registered travelers a predictable security screening experience as they enter airport security checkpoints or sports venues with a fingerprint or iris scan. The OA team collaborated with key leadership from CLEAR throughout the site selection process. The team assisted with understanding of the Austin market's talent, highlighted real estate options, and assessed the local tech industry and potential for future growth.

"CLEAR uses biometrics to get members past lines with just the touch of a finger or blink of an eye, reflecting the growing demand for our innovative technology and consumers' desire for safer and easier travel throughout their lives," said CLEAR President and co-founder Ken Cornick. "The opening of our hub office in Austin allows us to deepen our roots in this vibrant and leading technology community and to build our team to help us create the future."

The new hub office represents CLEAR’s first corporate development office outside of New York and will focus on developing new technologies for CLEAR’s airport and stadium business. CLEAR's Austin office will bring 30 new jobs to the region, including those in software engineering and development and operations. Today CLEAR has over 25 employees and operates two lanes at Austin-Bergstrom International Airports. 

"With its innovative use of biometric technology, CLEAR is a natural fit in Austin's tech-friendly environment," said Charisse Bodisch, SVP, Economic Development, Greater Austin Chamber and Opportunity Austin. "CLEAR joins a multitude of companies that are attracted to our region's talent and potential. We're excited to welcome CLEAR to the community and look forward to its success in our region."

About the Greater Austin Chamber
The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its more than 2,800 members. For more information about the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Opportunity Austin visit AustinChamber.com.

About CLEAR
CLEAR is transforming the way people live, work and travel. Today, CLEAR is powering a frictionless security experience in 38 U.S. airports and sports venues. When you are you, instead of something in your pocket, life is more frictionless, more secure, and more predictable. CLEAR is trusted by millions of members and is certified as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. After enrolling at any CLEAR location, members can begin using CLEARLanes immediately (https://www.clearme.com/where-we-are). For more information on CLEAR, visit http://www.clearme.com.

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Greater Austin Chamber

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.