Business and Economy
ustin offers wide appeal for both businesses and employees who relocate here. Austin is
also known as one of Forbes magazine’s “Best Places for Business and Careers” – in fact,
many Austin-area companies are ranked on both the Fortune 500 and Inc. 500 lists
of fastest-growing companies.
There’s no question that Austin is a great place to live and work – and that’s reflected in the caliber of
companies who have chosen to make the Capital City their corporate home – including Freescale
Semiconductor, Whole Foods, Dell Inc., and National Instruments. Many other businesses have moved
their research and development, manufacturing, and back-office facilities here – Apple Computer,
Samsung and the Internal Revenue Service all have a large corporate presence here.