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What Makes Austin the Best City in America?

We found an interesting article written by Forbes and highlighted by the Statesman the factors making Austin such a popular city.

Over the last several years, it seems like people are talking about Austin more and more. The population, job market, and infrastructure have grown leaps and bounds in the last decade, making Austin even more in demand for residents and tourists alike.

According to Forbes, some of Austin’s top attributes include the rise in tourism, cost of living, and increase in new technology companies. On the tech front, Austin has emerged as a tech hub in the United States, no longer just Silicon Valley in California. Austin has seen a surge in large tech companies investing in large campuses including Apple, Google, and Oracle.

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Austin also boasts a highly-educated work force and Forbes credited the popular South by Southwest festival, a yearly trend-setting event bringing in entrepreneurs, film and music. Austin is also home to the University of Texas which helps supply an educated workforce. Also compared to many major cities, Austin boasts a lower cost of living which increases its attractiveness.

Festivals such as South by Southwest, Austin City Limits (ACL), the incredible natural beauty, live music, great food, and endless supply of things to do, it’s no wonder tourists are flooding to Austin.

To check out the full article, visit the link in the source below.


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