Bill Morris: Austin ... a model for job creation

Austin ... a model for job creation

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:

The Workforce: Where Will the New Jobs Come From?

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:

Austin Shows How To Make New Jobs

And if that's not enough, it's 78 degrees and partly cloudy today.  What a place!

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBill Morris • March 23 2010 02:02PM


Every time I see a story on areas where the economy is in recovery, Austin seems to be prominent on the list.  Great PR for your area, Bill.

Posted by Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale (Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor ) about 10 years ago

Bill - We are truly lucky in Texas aren't we!! San Antonio has a similar story right now (different industries but still lots of growth and hiring!!) I just love to read good news, thanks for sharing!! :-)

Posted by Jeanna Martinez (RE/MAX Access) about 10 years ago