Business establishments

If the large employers reflect diversity, it is the smaller ones that reflect the economy's dynamism. Ever since Michael Dell started selling computers from his University of Texas dorm room, thousands of talented, creative people have started businesses in Austin. The award-winning Austin Technology Incubator, the technology commercialization programs at the University of Texas' IC2 Institute and the Central Texas Angel Network, which matches investors and promising new companies, are among the area's resources for entrepreneurial companies.

Business Establishments by Employment Size Class 2018
TOTAL
EMPLOYMENT-SIZE CLASS
1-19
20-99
100-499
500+
Austin MSA
54,446
45,970
7,093
1,238
148
Bastrop Co.
1,384
1,223
144
17
0
Caldwell Co.
6,12
548
52
12
0
Hays Co.
4,452
3,779
589
75
9
Travis Co.
36,577
30,638
4,940
891
108
Williamson Co.
11,419
9,782
1,368
239
30
Business Establishments by Employment Size Class, Austin MSA
TOTAL
EMPLOYMENT-SIZE CLASS
1-1920-99100-499500+
201345,22338,3335,830956104
201446,88439,6856,0621,034103
201548,89341,3216,3571,093122
201650,75942,8506,5921,190127
201752,85844,6206,9031,204131
201854,44645,9707,0931,235148

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, County Business Patterns.

Business Establishments by Industry 2014

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, County Business Patterns.