|July||Tesla’s new Gigafactory will bring 5,000 jobs to Austin|
The new Tesla Gigafactory, set to be located on 2,100 acres in eastern Travis County, will be one of the world’s largest and most advanced automotive plants and will bring an estimated $1 billion in capital investment to the region and create 5,000 jobs assembling the Cybertruck and Model Y SUV.
|January||Citadel Securities opens new research and innovation hub in Austin|
Chicago’s Citadel Securities is locate technology and quantitative research teams to Downtown Austin, creating 15 jobs.
|January||QuestionPro moves global headquarters to Austin|
The relocation of QuestionPro’s headquarters from San Francisco is expected to create 100 new jobs in Austin. Founded in 2005, QuestionPro provides its clients with an end-to-end research solution.
Bold Commerce, a leading provider of e-commerce solutions expands to Austin
NUVIA, a leading-edge silicon design company, announced that it will open new offices in Austin
PREP, the largest provider of multi-user culinary production space in the Southeast, is expanding to Austin
Conneticut-based Qualitest is expanding to Austin with a new 50-person office
Canada’s Velofix is establishing its U.S. headquarters in Austin
Banking platform Joust Labs is relocating its headquarters from Denver to Austin
SmileDirectClub is creating 850 manufacturing jobs in Kyle, TX
Audio technology company AfterShokz is relocating its headquarters from New York to Austin
San Francisco’s CORE Group is moving its headquarters to Austin
Move Inc., operator of Realtor.com, is opening a product and engineering hub in Austin
|April||Brodynt Global, a Barcelona-based internet access and networking provider, is opening an Austin office for its U.S. headquarters |
Broydent Global is hiring up to 20 for its Downtown Austin office. The main focus of the office will be for business development and customer service for its U.S. customers. Brodynt operates in more than 200 countries.
|March||Acutronic is bringing its Aerospace Components Division to Austin |
Acutronic is joining the burgeoning defense and aerospace innovation sector in Austin. The Aerospace Components Division develops and manufactures specialty components for use on unmanned and optionally-piloted aircraft. The Pittsburgh-based company also has operations in Switzerland, Spain, and India.
|March||London-based Adthena opens its first U.S. office in Austin |
Adthena, which focuses on artificial intelligence and machine learning in search, opened its first U.S. office in Downtown Austin. The office will be home to sales, recruiting, customer success, and marketing operations.
|March||Amazon expands Austin tech hub and announces plans to create 800 new tech jobs |
Amazon announced an expansion of its Austin Tech Hub and plans to create 800 new tech jobs in fields including software and hardware engineering, research science, and cloud computing. Amazon, which already had 1,000 jobs in Austin, is expanding due to the region’s strong pool of tech talent and dynamic quality of life.
|March||ENF Technology has chosen Kyle as the home of its $45 million U.S. headquarters and advanced manufacturing facility |
The South Korea-based manufacturer of materials for the semiconductor industry plans to initially hire up to 50 employees, which could expand to 80 in the future. A 100,000 square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in 2020, and the 25-acre site provides room for expansion. Hays County and the city of Kyle approved performance-based economic incentive agreements that will give ENF Technology a five-year property tax rebate of a portion of real and personal property taxes.
|March||GetUpside, an provider innovative real time mobile retail technology, will open its second office in Austin |
Washington, D.C.-based GetUpside, which provides personalized deals at gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores, plans to add at least 20 employees in Austin.
|March||Skaled moves headquarters form New York City to Austin |
Skaled is a sales-consulting company that builds sales strategies for mid-market and enterprise companies. The firm is expected to staff up to about 25 at their new Downtown office and is hiring in graphic design, email and social media marketing.
|March||Vertebrae, a technology leader in immersive media solutions for retail is opening an Austin office |
Vertebrae is based in Santa Monica, and this is just its second office. Vertebrae expects to have an Austin headcount of about 15 within the next few months and is hiring in sales, product development and customer success. Vertebrae makes both augmented reality software as well as tools to view products on mobile devices in 3D.
|February||Aspiriant, a Los Angeles-based wealth management firm, is creating up to 25 jobs in Austin |
The new office in Downtown Austin will allow Aspiriant to not only serve local clients better and grow the business, but also provide a strategic hub for expansion of operations and back office teams.
|February||Search marketing company Directive has announced the opening of their second headquarters in Austin|
Irvine-based Directive, with offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and London, is opening a 12,000 square foot office in Austin. With the agency’s priority of putting their team first, all Directive employees have been offered the opportunity to move and begin working in Austin, if they choose to do so.
|February||GetSales has relocated its headquarters to Austin |
GetSales combines its highly skilled salespeople with its proprietary data and technology platform to deliver end-to-end customer acquisition. Starting with 30 employees in Austin, the company plans to continue adding headcount through the year.
|February||WBW Land Investments will relocate to a new development in downtown Georgetown |
The Killeen-based company is moving its headquarters and all operations to Georgetown to attract talent and grow its employee base. WBW is expected to create 40 jobs.
|January||San Francisco’s Chewse has expanded operations to Austin|
Chewse’s core customers are technology companies and startups, making Austin a perfect fit for its expansion.
|December||Apple will build a new $1 billion campus in North Austin |
The 133-acre campus will initially accommodate 5,000 additional employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, and is expected to make Apple the largest private employer in Austin.
|December||Madcap Software is opening an Austin office to support its rapidly growing customer base worldwide |
San Diego’s MadCap Software is recruiting technical, sales and service professionals to increase support for users of its multi-channel content development, delivery and management solutions. The Austin office will be led by the company’s CFO.
Wisconsin-based ePac Flexible Packaging selects Austin for new manufacturing facility
|October||ESO Solutions has more than doubled its space in Austin with a move to a new office in the Domain |
ESO currently employs more than 210 nationwide, with 130 of those employees in the Austin office. The expansion into 52,000 square feet will enable ESO to add another 130 to 140.
Home care company Honor is opening an operations center in Austin and creating 200 jobs
Resideo Technologies announces that Austin will be the company’s HQ location
New York-based CLEAR is opening a technology development office in Austin
|September||3D manufacturing company Essentium is relocating to Pflugerville|
Essentium is moving both its corporate offices and manufacturing facility from College Station to Pflugerville, creating at least 170 jobs. The additive manufacturing company makes industrial solutions for the world’s top manufacturers.
|September||Jasper PIM announced the opening of its first U.S. office in Austin |
Selecting Austin for its new office places Toronto-based Jasper PIM close to some of the company’s biggest partners including BigCommerce and Magento. New jobs will be in engineering, product, and sales roles.
DISCO relocates corporate HQ to Austin
Army selects Austin Region as home for new Futures Command HQ
PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers, will open a third U.S. office in Austin
Oracle opens state-of-the-art cloud campus in Austin
Hyliion moves corporate HQ to an 80,000 SF office in Cedar Park
Carnegie Technologies, a leading wireless connectivity innovator, is moving its corporate HQ to Austin.
American Advisors Group selects Austin for expansion, bringing 150 new finance sector jobs.
Ericsson opens 5G design site in Austin.
ArterisIP recently completed the build-out of a new engineering site in Austin with room for 15 employees.
UK health ‘Innovation Hub’ opens at UT Austin’s Dell Medical School.
Siemens Establishes Americas Digital Service Center in Austin to Help Transform Building Technologies Industry.
Merck & Co., the pharmaceutical company, is locating its newest IT Hub in Austin.
Brightpearl is relocating its U.S. HQ from San Francisco to Austin.
Austin-based HomeAway will add 2,000 additional employees in Austin.
San Diego-based SOCi, a provider of social media management workflow solutions, is expanding to Austin.
ViridisLearning is relocating its HQ to Austin.
California-based Singulex Corp will relocate its clinical lab business to Round Rock.
Austin will be the new global HQ of Lepide Software.
Urban Mining Company selects San Marcos for rare earth magnet manufacturing facility & HQ.
ModSquad selects Austin for new Operations Center.
Peregrine Semiconductor opens Austin Development Center.
Austin will be home to Belgium-based VolitionRx’s newly formed U.S. subsidiary, Volition America.
Blue Prism opens Global Technical Innovation Center & Customer Support Hub in Austin.
California-based Coast Flight Training expands to San Marcos.
Purple is opening a North American headquarters in Austin.
UK-based Hello Soda has chosen Austin for its first U.S. office.
Best Buy is bringing 50 high tech jobs to San Marcos.
Lightspeed Systems announces relocation of corporate HQ to Austin.
Baker Tilly expands into Texas with an Austin office expected to grow to 100.
Condé Nast opens new Digital Innovation Center in Austin.
Austin is new U.S. HQ for MedTech company ClearDATA.
Shopgate moves U.S. HQ to Austin.
Cybersecurity innovator Assured Enterprises relocates HQ to Austin.
Farm Business Consultants establishes U.S. headquarters in Austin.
Tel Aviv-based Green Road Technologies establishes North American HQ in Austin.
3D-Printing Technology Leader EOS will establish North American HQ in Pflugerville.
Medway Plastics to open manufacturing facility and R&D lab in Pflugerville.
Big growth in Austin for big data company Quantcast.
Amazon to create more than 1,000 full-time positions at its new fulfillment center in San Marcos.
Live Music Tutor Moves Headquarters to Austin.
Legal technology company CS DISCO opens new engineering office in Austin.
LiveOps is relocating its corporate HQ from Redwood City, CA, to Cedar Park.
Integreon, a leader in legal process outsourcing, is opening an office in North Austin.
Onit, a leading provider of Enterprise Apps, has opened an Austin office.
San Francisco-based Hired is headed to Austin.
Brazil's V2COM establishes U.S. HQ in Austin.
Betts Recruiting Launches New Office in Austin.
Freebirds World Burrito relocates national HQ to Austin.
Monolith Semiconductor Relocates HQ from Ithaca to Round Rock.
Chicago-based Teza Technologies will open 12,200 SF office in Downtown Austin.
Virginia-based memoryBlue makes its first geographic expansion to Austin.
ViZn Energy Systems moves HQ to Austin.
|August||Charles Schwab Expands Austin Presence with New Campus.|
The Charles Schwab Corporation, an investment services company, announced it will expand its presence in Austin, creating over 800 jobs and making a $196 million investment. The company plans to occupy an existing 187,000-square-foot building and also construct a new 250,000-300,000 square foot building in the Domain area that will house its existing and new employees.
|March||Ottobock Healthcare relocates North American headquarters to Austin. |
Germany-based Ottobock, a global leader in the production of technologically advanced prothetics and orthotics, is creating 110 jobs in Austin as it relocates the company's North American headquartres from Minnesota. Austin's strong focus on technolgoy and its premier life sciences talent were decisive to Ottobock's expansion and relocation.
|February||Dropbox will grow its Austin operations from 30 to 200 in Downtown Austin.|
The expansion will add 170 sales and operations employees to Dropbox's existing Austin workforce of 30 due to Austin's strong talent base and vibrant tech culture. The San Francisco based company offers solutions for business and individual use, allowing people to easily access and share documents, photos, and videos on any device, from anywhere in the world. Austin is Dropbox's second expansion outside of San Francisco. Capital investment is estimated at $5.5 million.
|February||Australia's Atlassian Opening Second North American Office in Austin. |
Atlassian selected Austin to scale its operations because of the city's thriving tech scene and unique, funky culture. Atlassian builds software-development products. Opening in early April, the new office will be located in Austin's central business district and plans are for eventually hire as many as 300 workers.
|February||Epicor Software Corp. expands operations and designates Austin as the company's corporate headquarters.|
Epicor Software Corp., a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, announced an expansion of its Austin operations, including the designation of Austin as the company’s corporate headquarters. Approximately 75 new jobs are anticipated. The company’s previous corporate office located in Dublin, California will remain a strategic location for Epicor.
|February||NASDAQ OMX to Open New Office in Austin. |
The operator of the technology-centric stock exchange is opening a 30-person office in Austin. The new office will support Texas companies that need NASDAQ OMX’s trading, exchange technology, information & public company services. Texas is NASDAQ’s fourth largest U.S. market for its listings business. Locating to Austin allows NASDAQ to further develop relationships with the region's most innovative companies and entrepreneurs.
|January||Athenahealth is creating over 600 new R&D/software development jobs in Austin. |
Massachusetts-based, athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based health information technology services for electronic health records, practice management, and care coordination. The new 110,000-square-foot facility will be located at the Seaholm Power Plant redevelopment project in downtown Austin, with a total capital investment of $13 million.
|November||Oracle Chooses Austin to Create 200 Jobs|
Redwood City, California-based Oracle America, Inc., will expand its presence in Austin and Williamson County with increased sales and marketing functions to serve the Company’s growing client base. The project will add 200 employees to Oracle’s existing Austin workforce and will be housed in a new 50,000-square-foot office space a total capital investment of approximately $5.4 million.
|September||British Airways Announces Premiere London-Austin Nonstop Flight|
British Airways has announced new, nonstop service between London and Austin beginning March 3, 2014. The flight will connect Heathrow and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and marks the first regular transatlantic air service for the city of Austin. Linking London and Austin nonstop is expected to further strengthen the economic position of Austin and its airport.
|August||GateHouse Media to Establish New "Center for News and Design" in Austin|
GateHouse Media, a leading multi-media company providing news and information to local communities, will establish a new “Center for News and Design” in Austin, Texas. The facility will open later this Fall and will offer a range of services to GateHouse Media newspapers, and, in addition, be in a position to market these services to a wide range of other US-based media entities. The new facility will create approximately 200 jobs by the end of 2014. GateHouse Media owns and operates 431 newspapers and 405 related websites.
|March||R2Sonic Establishes Global Headquarters in Austin|
R2Sonic LLC, a leading sonar technology company, is establishing new company headquarters in Austin, Texas. In Austin, R2Sonic will occupy an advanced high technology manufacturing facility in Oak Hill, which triples the square-footage footprint of their former facility in Santa Barbara, California. The new manufacturing facility and corporate offices will allow R2Sonic to continue to lead sonar technology innovation, meet growing product demand and provide the industry's best customer service. According to President Jens R. Steenstrup, Austin is the ideal location for tapping into the dynamic high technology community and the world-class sonar research center at the Applied Research Labs at the University of Texas.
|January||Crytek Arrives in America with New Studio in Austin|
Game developer and publisher Crytek GmbH has selected Austin, Texas for the company’s first US-based studio. Crytek is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences. The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). The company’s multi-award winning games include Far Cry, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2 and Warface. Cryteck has leased 8,217 square feet at Great Hills Corporate Center in northwest Austin and initial employment of 35 is expected to grow soon to 80.
|December||Visa choses Austin for new Global IT Center|
Visa, the global payments technology company, has chosen Austin as the home of its new Global IT Center. The Center will be located in 175,000-square-feet of leased office space. Capital investment is $27 million and the project will create 794 jobs over the next five years. Visa cited Austin’s vibrant technology community and business-friendly climate, as well as a growing payments technology hub with a mix of established companies and new emerging start-ups, along with top technical talent.
|December||Union Pacific opens new Information Technology Center in Austin|
Union Pacific has opened a new information technology center in Austin, Texas, bringing the railroad closer to the top talent located in one of the country's hottest technology hubs. The new information technology office in northwest Austin will serve as a software development and engineering R&D center for Union Pacific's technology group and employ more than 40 programmers and engineers.
|December||R/GA, The Agency for the Digital Age, has selected Austin for its fourth U.S. office.|
The office will serve as an innovation hub for R/GA’s rapidly expanding mobile and social business capabilities. R/GA, based in New York, plans to build out the firm’s technology group and tapping into the deep pool of technical talent in Austin. The office, located in the historic Littlefield Building on the corner of 6th and Congress Streets in downtown Austin, is currently home to 15 employees and is aiming to grow to between 30 and 50 by the end of 2013.
|October||HID Global Selects Austin for North American Operations Center|
HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will combine its manufacturing and distribution operations in North America and create a new, Genuine HID Operations Center for North America in Austin. This new location will include construction of a 200,000 SF operations center on approximately 20 acres, with a total capital investment of $35 million. The project will create 276 jobs over the next 10 years. The facility will include a high-tech manufacturing operation that will produce HID Global’s secure identity products for enterprise and government customers.
|October||Yodle opens new 100,000 SF office in Austin|
New York-based Yodle’s first foothold in Austin came with the acquisition of ProfitFuel last year. Finding Austin to be a city is in sync with the company culture – high energy, positive, can-do and hard working – Yodle has taken a new 100,000 square foot space in North Austin to accommodate the current 375 Austin employees and allow them grow to more than 750 in Austin.
|September||SecureNet Payment Systems selects Austin for new technology and innovation center|
SecureNet Payment Systems, a leader in payment processing technology based in Rockville, MD, has opened a new technology and innovation center in Austin. SecureNet is expanding its footprint to house its growing staff, attract top talent and continue its close collaboration with clients in providing the most innovative single source/multi-channel solutions in the payments industry. The rapidly growing company plans to hire as many as 200 new employees within the next 12 months.
|September||General Motors IT Center Will Create 500 New Jobs|
General Motors has selected Austin for the creation of an IT Innovation Center, creating 500 jobs. Austin will be home to the first of several new IT Innovation Centers in the United States intended to drive breakthrough ideas into GM vehicles and business processes globally. Austin’s education and university system was a driving factor for the project as IT talent was a key point of consideration. The new center will provide expertise developing new information technology to support advanced vehicle development.
|September||Tableau Software opens Austin office with plans to hire 150|
Seattle-based Tableau Software, the global leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software, has opened an office in Austin. Tableau will base its professional services practice for North America out of the Austin city center location and is hiring developer, sales and operations talent as well. It plans to have capacity for more than 150 employees.
|August||Samsung Semiconductor announced $4 billion facility investment expanding their presence in Austin.|
The funds will be used to renovate its existing fabrication operations to meet the rapidly growing demands for logic products and accommodate full System LSI production. Samsung's latest investment marks one of the largest single foreign investments ever made in the state of Texas. Samsung's total investment in Austin since 1996 now exceeds $13 billion. Samsung currently employs 3,000 workers in Austin and this expansion will provide an additional 2,500 jobs for construction workers and equipment vendors.
|July||Atlantic Coast Polymers locates new manufacturing facility in Lockhart, creating 25 jobs.|
Atlantic Coast Polymers, a U.S.-owned and operated manufacturer of polymers whose corporate offices are located in Austin, has recently expanded their operations with a new manufacturing facility in Lockhart. Given the current opportunities and favorable economic conditions in Central Texas in key industries, including oil & gas and wastewater treatment, the new development will be able to create up to 25 new jobs. ACP’s goal is to supply the wastewater treatment industry with consistently superior polymers, innovative problem solving technical support, and reliable and rapid product delivery.
|April||Lumeris Establishing Technology Innovation Center in Austin|
Lumeris, a rapidly emerging healthcare technology company based in St. Louis, has chosen Austin to build a software engineering and innovation center. Lumeris has immediate requirements for 100 software engineers, project managers and consultants and major expansion plans in 2013 and beyond.
|March||Chamber Leverages SXSW for Economic Development|
The Chamber will be active throughout SXSW, leveraging its sector experts and proven economic development model to inspire and properly support startups and small business. These efforts include many panels you may attend. Click here to find out.
|January||The Advisory Board Company to Create More Than 200 Jobs in Austin.|
The Washington, D.C.-based Company will invest $8.1 million in capital expenditures to expand services provided by its Austin-based Crimson division, creating more than 200 jobs with an average salary of $90,000. The Advisory Board Company is a global research, technology and consulting and firm partnering with 125,000 leaders in 3,200 organizations across health care and higher education. Its Crimson division in Austin currently supports more than 500 individual hospitals and 300,000 physicians. State and local incentives, including $500,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund, will be used to expand Crimson’s software development and technical support services infrastructure in Austin.
|September||Renewable energy manufacturer Complete Energy Systems to relocate from Boca Raton, Fla.|
CES will move into a 80,000 sq. ft. manufacturing building in Pflugerville’s Renewable Energy Industrial Park. They proposed to create 230 assembly/manufacturing jobs, invest $13.4 million in machinery/equipment, and pay an average annual wage of $55,000. CES will receive incentives from the city of Pflugerville.
|August||Office Depot Selects Austin for Sales Division|
Office Depot, a leading global provider of office supplies and services headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, announced plans to locate its new inside sales organization in Austin. The project will result in the creation of more than 200 jobs and serve Office Depot’s small business customers. The project is receiving an award from the Texas Enterprise Fund as well as incentives from Williamson County.
|July||Electronic Arts announces expansion in Austin|
World giant video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) is opening a branch of their famed EA Sports division in Austin. The expansion is expected to bring over 300 jobs. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., EA employs 450 people locally in the EA-owned BioWare Corp. game development studio, as well as support divisions, such as IT and finance.
|May||Altera Establishes New R&D Center in Austin|
Altera Corporation announces its establishment of a new research and development center in Southwest Austin. The San Jose-based company expects to hire several hundred employees in the coming years, most of whom will be engineers.
|May||Biopharmaceutical Company Xeris Joins the Growing Ranks of California Businesses Relocating in Austin|
Xeris – an early-stage biopharmaceutical company developing patient-friendly injectables to treat endocrine and metabolic diseases – announced their relocation from Larkspur, California to Austin, Texas.
|April||eBay to create 1,000 jobs in Austin|
eBay Inc., a world-wide leader in online commerce, will expand its business operations center in Austin, adding an additional 1,000 jobs over the next 10 years. The state’s Texas Enterprise Fund will invest $2.8 million into the expansion which is expected to generate an estimated $5.1 million in capital investment. In addition to the TEF award, the City of Austin approved a $1.2 million incentive grant.
|December||SunPower Project Brings 450 New Jobs to Central Texas|
SunPower Corporation's decision to create 450 jobs and invest nearly $10 million in Central Texas marks one of the largest 2010 wins for the Austin Chamber and its economic development initiative, Opportunity Austin.
|October||Environmental Systems Corporation Brings 100+ New Jobs to Central Texas|
Environmental Systems Corporation, the industry leader for 40 years in premier environmental compliance software, is expanding its software development center to Austin, bringing 100-150 new jobs.
|July||National Scooter Relocates Headquarters, Creating Over 100 Jobs|
National Scooter Co. relocates global headquarters, brings more than 100 jobs to Pflugerville, Texas. Triple Freeport exemption helps automotive company move manufacturing from China to Pflugerville.
|May||HostGator Chooses Austin for an Expansion Creating 300 Jobs|
It’s more jobs for Central Texas as HostGator expands into Austin with plans to initially employ 200 local individuals, ramping up to 300 over the next 36 months.
|March||Facebook Chooses Austin for First Expansion Outside of Palo Alto, CA|
Facebook announces plans for a 200-person online sales and operations center in Austin.
|February||Hanger Orthopedic Group Relocates HQ to Austin|
Hanger Orthopedic Group announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Bethesda, MD to Austin, Texas, initially creating130 jobs for Central Texas increasing to 250 jobs.
|February||LegalZoom Selects Austin for Regional Headquarters|
LegalZoom announced plans to locate its regional headquarters in Austin, Texas. This expansion will result in the creation of 600 jobs for Central Texas residents.
|February||Pioneer Surgical Technology Locating New Facility in Austin|
Pioneer Surgical Technology, a leader in innovative medical devices, announced plans to open a new facility in Austin, Texas. The new facility provides Pioneer greater recruiting access to industry professionals who will help further the growth and development of Pioneer’s Spine Division.