Austin is known as a city with a high quality of life, affordable housing and a for being a business friendly city. These components alone attract the brightest and most talented people from all over the world.
Austin Planned to Attract Top Companies
The positive economic climate created in Austin was not an accident. In 2004, a five year economic development initiative called Austin Opportunity was put into affect and surpassed all expectations. Austin Opportunity was so advantageous, that Phase Two of this plan was put in place in 2009 and will carry Austin through 2013. The goals for Austin Opportunity 2.0 is to create 117,000 jobs and boost Austin’s payroll to $10.8 billion.
Austin Has Attracted Top Companies in All Industries
As new companies are drawn to area and Austin’s top employers continuing to add to their workforce, the Capitol City is on pace to once again surpass expectations. From bio-tech to media and entertainment, Austin’s top employers reflects the cities’ economic diversity.
Top Employers in Austin
Every year, the Austin Relocation Guide puts together a list of Austin’s top employers. Below, we’ve included the list for 2011. Use the links to check out our pages describing homes near each of these top companies and to search homes for sale.
|Employing 6,000 and Over|
|Austin School District||Public Education||Homes Near Austin ISD|
|City of Austin||Government|
|Dell||Computer Equipment mfg./ sales (Hdq.)||Homes Near Dell|
|IBM Corp.||Computer hardware & software R&D||Homes Near IBM|
|Seton Healthcare Network||Health Care (Hdq.)|
|St. David’s Healthcare Partnership||Health Care (Hdq.)|
|State of Texas||Government|
|University of Texas at Austin||Higher Education, public||Homes Near UT Austin|
|Advanced Micro Devices||Semiconductor chip engineering,marketing & admin||Homes Near Advanced Micro Devices|
|Apple Computer||Computer makers & technical & admin. Support Center||Homes Near Apple Computer|
|AT&T||Telecommunications (Hdq. Of TX operations)|
|Austin Community College||Higher Education, public|
|Flextronics (formerly Solectiron)||Electronics mfg. @ integrated supply chain services|
|Freescale Semiconductor||Semiconductor chip design & mfg. (Hdq.)||New Homes Near Freescale Semiconductor|
|Leander School District||Public Education||Homes Near Leander ISD|
|National Instruments||Virtual instrumentation software & hardware mfg. & R&D (Hdq.)||Homes Near National Instruments|
|Pflugerville School District||Public Education||Homes Near Pflugerville ISD|
|Round Rock School District||Public Education||Homes Near Round Rock ISD|
|Texas State University -San Marcos||Higher Education|
|U.S. Internal Revenue Service||Government (regional call center & processing center)|
|3M Corp||Electronic connectors & test equipment mfg. / R&D||Home Near 3M
Homes Near 3M Manufacturing
|Applied Materials||Semiconductor production equipment mfg.|
|Austin Energy||Municipal Utility||Homes Near Austin Energy|
|Austin Regional Clinic||Healthcare|
|Capitol Metro Transportation Authority||Public Transit|
|Girling Health Care||Healthcare (Hdq.)|
|Harte-Hanks Response Management||Marketing & Advertisting Services, Call Center|
|Hospira||Pharmaceutical & drug delivery systems dev. & mfg.||Homes Near Hospira|
|Keller Williams Realty||Residential Real Estate (Hdq.)|
|Lower Colorado River Authority||Electric Power Distribution (Hdq.)|
|PPD Development||Biopharm & Medical Device Contract Research Services|
|Samsung Austin Semiconductor||Semiconductor Chip Mfg. (Hdq.)|
|Sears Teleserve||Retailer Customer Service Center|
|Spansion||Memory Chip Mfg.|
|State Farm Insurance Co.||Insurance|
|Time Warner Cable Co.||Media & Communications|
|Whole Foods Market||Grocery retailer (Hdq.)|
|eBay||Software||Homes Near eBay|
|Software||Homes Near Facebook|
|Internet technology||Neighborhoods Near Google|
|Intel Corp.||Computer equipment||Homes Near Intel|
|Oracle||Software||Homes Near Oracle|
|St. Edwards University||Higher education, private||Homes Near St Edwards Univ|
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