Austin Texas is a vibrant business community and the perfect place for young business people to get a start.  Every year thousands of innovative business leaders attend the SXSW conferences providing excellent networking opportunities.

The capitol of Texas has been dubbed the “Silicon Hills” because it is a major high tech center.  Dell Google Facebook and a host of other companies have offices in Austin.  The government local school districts and the healthcare industry are also among Austin’s largest employers.  In addition the area has a vital foodservice industry with an appetite for new exotic restaurants.

Being the home of the prestigious University of Texas adds to Austin’s business appeal. Qualified UT graduates are in high demand by local national and international employers. And of course the University gives the city an overall young appeal generating unique and exciting leisure time activities.

Compared to other Texas metropolitan areas such as Houston Austin has a slightly higher cost of living.  However average income is also higher and the Austin area is less expensive to live in than other major business centers such San Francisco Los Angeles and New York.

With its peaceful rolling landscape wonderful man-made lakes and numerous opportunities for sports and outdoor exercise Austin is also a healthy place to live.  It is little wonder that in March 2013 Under30CEO named it the number one large U.S. city for young entrepreneurs.

Blooming with opportunity and alive with fun Austin could be the perfect place to start your new business. For more information on the Austin business community explore our site.