I have written and posted newspaper and magazine articles about relative economic strength of Texas and of the Austin/Central Texas economy and job market in particular. Now, we are the focus of a feature/cover story in Time Magazine:
Austin features prominently throughout the article, but this excerpt near the end summarizes much of what I have been saying for months:
“Austin also offers a model of hope. The city’s surfeit of computer-programming talent allowed a video-game outfit to hire 50 developers and designers in the past two months. A manufacturer is building a new plant north of town to take advantage of the growing commercial-lighting industry even as its construction-related business falls off. A pharmaceuticals start-up is looking for new lab workers. Some companies are expanding, and others – markers of the city’s entrepreneurial spirit – are starting from scratch. Austin is emerging as one of the first pockets of the country where people are getting back to work ….”
There is also an interesting video focusing on two local companies:
And if that’s not enough, it’s 78 degrees and partly cloudy today. What a place!