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Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin

DIUx will connect the Department of Defense with hundreds of private sector firms to enhance the technological capabilities of the U.S. military while growing innovative enterprises in Texas.

Seven Finalist Cities Chosen For Smart City Challenge

The U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge has pledged up to $40M to help one city define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network.

Integreon Opens Global Delivery Center In Austin, TX

Integreon, a global provider of outsourced legal and business services, expands into Austin for its highly skilled and creative workforce, creating more than 100 jobs.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report: Austin, Nashville, Raleigh Are Metro Frontrunners

Austin, TX added to its impressive record of success in Business Facilities’ Metro Rankings Report with the best across-the-board showing in the magazine’s 2015 edition.

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We've also included our Global Rankings within this story.

New Charles Schwab Facility Coming To El Paso, TX

Gov. Perry announces TEF investments bringing new Charles Schwab facility to El Paso and deepening company’s roots in Austin.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Austin, Baton Rouge, Mobile Leaders In Growth Potential

The burgeoning high-tech industry in Austin has made Texas the second-largest semiconductor job market after California, while public-private partnerships in Baton Rouge spur initiatives in new high-growth sectors.

AT&T Eyes 100 U.S. Cities And Municipalities Fiber Upgrade

Build plan to be influenced by communities offering the strongest investment cases and policies; entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-ups will benefit most from advanced broadband speeds.

First-Class Visas

Austin, TX is thinking of setting up an immigrant investor program: Fund a project, get a visa.

Business Report: GEICO Expansion Brings 1,000 New Jobs To Katy, TX

The Lone Star State’s job-creating juggernaut shows no signs of abating as new projects proliferate across a broad range of industries.

Report Explores Sectors And Metros Driving Construction Jobs Recovery

Study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International reveals the top 10 metros for employment in commercial construction. Providence, RI-metro region tops the list.

Two TEF Investments Creating 615 New Jobs In Austin, TX

To date, the TEF has invested over $519 million and closed the deal on projects generating 71,075 new jobs and more than $23.6 billion in capital investment in the state.

TEF Investment athenahealth Creating More Than 600 Jobs In Austin, TX

With this TEF investment, the company plans to establish a new facility in Austin to support its cloud-based health information technology services platform.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – Innovation Moves Front And Center In Austin

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) hoedown shined its bright light this year on emerging technologies in the Lone Star State at a nine-day festival that drew tens of thousands. From the March/April 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Semiconductor HUBS – Macro Growth from Micro Chips

The nanotech circuits on today’s microchips can’t be seen with the human eye, but they support a $150-billion industry that employs nearly 250,000 people across the U.S. From the January/February 2013 issue

Apple’s Austin Operations Center Claims Bronze 2012 Deal Of The Year From Business Facilities

Apple Operations Center in Austin, TX is BF's 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year Bronze award winner.

FEATURE STORY: High-Tech Hubs Are Moving To Their Markets

Traditional technology centers like Silicon Valley and the 128 loop in Boston are well known, but new high-tech hubs are sprouting in locations far and wide. From the September/October 2012 issue

GM To Add 500 New IT Jobs In Austin, TX

Austin was chosen for an Innovation Center because the city already has people with the skills GM is seeking: 46,000, according to the May 2011 BLS Occupational Employment Report. Sep 10, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

Austin, Texas – Metro Spotlight

The Green Heart of Central Texas Nestled in the center of Texas, the Greater Austin metropolitan area, comprised of 11 cities in five counties,...

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