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For over 3o years, the Downtown Austin Alliance has been the champion for all things Downtown Austin. Our sixth annual State of Downtown Report remains the central resource for Downtown Austin development, culture, mobility and more.

As America’s second-fastest-growing economy, by 2040, the Austin regional population is expected to grow to 3.6 million. With the desire for space in Austin increasing, downtown continues to be in demand. With 19 projects under construction and employment growing 11% over our pre-pandemic high, downtown Austin remains a vibrant hub for central Texas.

With great growth comes great responsibility. This year’s report features topics like affordability, inclusivity and transformative projects that will fundamentally impact future generations, in addition to economic data on downtown Austin and our region’s development. To become the downtown you will always love, Downtown Austin continues to change and respond to what Austinites want from it.

State of Downtown 2024

Austin is a city of innovators, widely praised for its collaborative culture. We are better together, and we invite you—our downtown community—to join us as we work to preserve Downtown Austin’s vibe, vitality and value for everyone. Read more on downtown's economic development, mobility and infrastructure updates, public safety initiatives, arts and culture happenings and more in this year's report.

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State of Downtown 2023

Downtown Austin is on demand. Discover how Austinites are driving the change they want to see in their city’s central hub in our fifth annual State of Downtown report.

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State of Downtown 2022

All the things you love about Austin are maximized downtown. Learn more about Austin's transition into a thriving and vibrant true 18-hour city in our fourth annual State of Downtown report.

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State of Downtown 2021

Downtown faced unique challenges during the pandemic. However, the much-anticipated “light at the end of the tunnel” burns brightly. The elements that make downtown a prime destination are still in place, resilient and ready for post-pandemic life.

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State of Downtown: Flash & Quarterly Reports

Don’t wait until the next State of Downtown report to get the latest scoop on downtown trends. Learn about the newest downtown data in our State of Downtown: Flash & Quarterly Reports.

2023 Quarter 3 Report

Learn about the latest information on Downtown Austin visitors, hotel and office occupancy, development, rent, housing and more in our State of Downtown 2023 Quarter 3 Report.

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2023 Quarter 2 Report

Downtown Austin remains a place where folks want to visit and a neighborhood where people want to live. Learn about downtown's most recent market trends and more in this our State of Downtown 2023 Quarter 2 Report.

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2022 Downtown Tax Analysis: Hotel Revenue

After bottoming out in 2020, hotel tax revenue in Downtown Austin has surpassed 2019 levels, correlating directly with the return of major festivals. Learn more in our Hotel Revenue Flash Report.

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2022 Downtown Tax Analysis: Alcohol Sales

The prevalence of remote and hybrid work have caused an uptick in office vacancy; this can be linked to the decrease in alcohol sales compared to 2019 levels. Learn more in our Alcohol Sales Flash Report.

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Older State of Downtown Reports:

State of Downtown 2020  •  State of Downtown 2019

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