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  • Austin Ranks Among Top Three Best US City Economies

      According to research conducted by Business Insider, of the 40 biggest U.S. cities, Austin has the third best economy. All the United States’ big cities play a critical role in the country’s continued prosperity, but some just do it better. San Jose and San Francisco came in first and second. Business Insider conducted their research by pooling together statistics about each cities’... READ MORE

  • Austin Named Among Top Ten Most Educated US Cities

      According to WalletHub author Adam McCann, “higher levels of education tend to lead to higher salaries” within a city, and people tend to marry individuals of the same educational level. However, where educated people decide to live is all over the map, whether it is a huge city with a large population or a city with many similarly educated people. WalletHub conducted research to... READ MORE

  • Austin Ranks Third Best Large City to Live In

      According to a WalletHub article written by Adam McCann urban cities make up less than 3 percent of U.S. landmass and yet hold 80 percent of the total U.S. population. Sixty-two of the largest U.S. cities were evaluated to determine the best in which to live, factoring in positives and negatives, such as high cost of living and range of opportunities. Austin earned 63.24 points in total... READ MORE

  • Austin: America’s Biggest Boomtown

      In a recent study, MagnifyMoney found the biggest current boomtowns in America, and Austin, Texas, topped the list at No. 1 with a score of 87.8/100. The Texas capital attracts people from across the country because of promising opportunities and a coveted lifestyle. Provo, Utah, and Raleigh, N.C., came in at second and third place. MagnifyMoney looked at the current 100 largest... READ MORE

  • Austin Apartments See Higher Demand, Occupancy, and Monthly Rents

      For the past few years, Austin renters had a break from rising apartment rents. However, this past June, Austin hit an all-time high with rents with $1,278 a month. Charles Heimsath, an Austin-based real estate consultant who tracks the local apartment market said he expects the market to continue going upward. While this is good news for developers, the rising prices are not so good for... READ MORE

  • Internet Job Search Company Indeed Will Be Adding Up To 3,000 New Employees in Austin

      Internet job search company Indeed has signed two leases adding up to 615,000 square feet in no place other than Austin, Texas. Currently having around 1,600 workers in Austin, the company plans to expand this number by 3,000. The company plans to hire employees in a variety of areas, including finance, legal, sales, marketing, corporate development, client success and human resources... READ MORE

  • Austin Ranks in Top Ten Best Cities to Start a Career

      A recent WalletHub article written by John Kiernan explored which U.S. cities qualify as the best locations to start your career out of 180 analyzed cities. As of March 2018, the unemployment rate was at 4.1 percent, making it an opportune time for fresh summer graduates. Austin ranked as the No. 6 best city in which to start a career. Twenty-seven key metrics — including “availability... READ MORE

  • Austin Ranks Second Best City to Start a Business

      According to a WalletHub article written by John Kiernan, more than 15 million people in the United States work for themselves, which is roughly 10 percent of the labor force. In order to help aspiring entrepreneurs maximize their opportunities, WalletHub ranked the best cities in which to start a business. (Researchers analyzed 182 states including the 150 most populated U.S. cities,... READ MORE

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