Austin used to be a pleasant surprise for business students and visitors from out of state, but the city's great weather, friendly atmosphere and thriving economy aren't secrets anymore.
Demographers call Austin a "City of Ideas." It is one of a handful of American regions where a new creative class of entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists and visionaries are reshaping the model for American prosperity.
A well-educated work force, a world-class research university, a favorable business climate, a reasonable tax structure, and an outstanding quality of life are the top five reasons why companies choose Austin. Over 800 semi-conductor, energy, computer and software companies call Austin home. Other industries, like bioscience, film, music, and logistics and distribution are well-represented and growing.
The McCombs School of Business benefits from strong relationships with our local business community. They join us as research partners, recruiters, visiting lecturers, practicum sponsors, and guest speakers.
Austin is one of the best cities in America, with plenty to offer on any front from opportunities to network with bleeding edge entrepreneurs to an entertainment infrastructure to rival any major city.
- Brooks Butler, MPA '14
The city also boasts scenic beauty, a laid-back atmosphere, and a lively arts and music scene. Whatever your tastes, there's a great time waiting for you here in Austin, Texas.
- Over 1,700,000 residents in the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area
- 172 city parks
- 30 miles of urban hike and bike trails
- Crystal-clear lakes, streams and rivers for boating, skiing, windsurfing, swimming and kayaking
- Symphony, ballet and opera
- Art galleries and museums
- Over 120 live music venues
More about Austin from the McCombs School website