20. Travis County
700 Lavaca, Suite 420
As the seat of government and
resource for birth certificates, health
and human services and other
community services, Travis County
is also among Austin’s top 10
largest public employers.
21. 3M Corporation
6801 River Place Blvd.
Austin is the global headquarters of
the 3M Electro and Communications
Business (ECB) and is the only multi-
division site located outside of
company headquarters in St. Paul‚
Minnesota. Besides 3M Center
headquarters on River Place, the
company also operates a plant at
11705 Research Blvd. that
manufactures electronic hard goods
and handles new product
manufacturing to support global 3M
22. Whole Foods
550 Bowie St.
In 1980 Whole Foods started with
one small store in Austin, Texas and
now you can find them all over the
United States and internationally.
Specializing in organic and natural
foods, Whole Foods has its
Corporate Headquarters in Austin,
Texas and has 365 stores
throughout the world. The EPA
recognized Whole Foods as the
second highest purchaser of green
23. Activision Blizzard
9825 Spectrum Drive
Activision Blizzard is a worldwide
online, PC, console, handheld and
mobile game publisher best known
for its Call of Duty and Warcraft
franchises, as well as Spider –Man,
X-Men, James Bond and
TRANSFORMERS game franchises.
The company operates a call center
out of its Austin offices.
24. Austin Energy
721 Barton Springs Road
Austin Energy is the public utility
providing electrical power service to
a 421-square mile area including
Austin and parts of the surrounding
area in Travis and Williamson
counties. It has been owned by the
City of Austin since its inception in
1893, and owns all or part of five
different power plants.
25. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
702 Southwest Eighth St.
Bentonville, AK 72716
Employing approximately 5,500
employees in the Austin area, Wal-Mart Stores are the world's biggest
retailer. With over 15 locations in
the Greater Austin area, consumers
can find money-savings prices on
everyday home goods, groceries,
clothing, and so much more. The
average Wal-Mart Supercenter is a
massive 182,000 square feet and
offers complimentary services such as
Tire & Lube Center, Pharmacy, Vision
Care Center, and Photo Center.
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