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Take a look at any “best of” list and you’ll you’re likely to find Austin at the top. We’re fit, we’re fun, we’re fabulous and we’re ranked the #1 Best Place to Live in the US.

At the core of that is Austin’s destination downtown, teeming with successful businesses that drive economic stability and growth. From startups to Fortune 100s, downtown draws companies that want access to high-quality talent, beautiful workspaces, and the caché of being in the midst of one of the Best Of. The economic footprint of Austin’s downtown extends far beyond its boundaries.

State of Downtown

Downtown plays a critical role as the economic engine of Austin. Every year, we see more development, explosive job growth and the continued evolution of the business landscape. Our State of Downtown report presents conclusions around 2018-2019 data gathered and analyzed by our research team.

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Austin's Booming Economy

Austin had the second-highest rate of job growth among the 40 largest metro areas, with non-farm payroll employment increasing 3.7% between February 2017 and February 2018.

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Austin Wins Climate City Challenge

Austin won the award for proving a city can clean the air while growing the economy. This national honor recognizes Austin for being able to reduce carbon emissions even as the city and population continue to grow.

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Market Opportunities

Businesses located downtown enjoy several key advantages. Work in the heart of the community, attract top talent, feel the buzz of the city every day.

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Find the data you need to locate or invest in Austin.

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