In a slowly recovering economy, Austin is growing fast, fueled by our talented workforce, low cost of doing business, and exceptional quality of life. And the word is out. Here are just a few of the rankings that have recognized Austin recently:

  • America's Friendliest Small Business Environment & Most Accommodating City to Start a Business In, Kauffman Foundation, June 2013
  • #1 American City for Economic Vitality, Business Journals On Numbers Economic Index, May 2013
  • Most Optimistic Small Businesses in the Nation, DellMay 2013
  • #4 Best Big City for Women in the Workforce, Nerd Wallet, May 2013
  • Top American Boomtown, Bloomberg, April 2013
  • Best City for Young Entrepreneurs, Under30CEO, March 2013
  • #3 Best City for Good Jobs, Forbes, February 2013
  • #1 Connected City for Smart Grid Investment, Jones Lang LaSalle, October 2012
  • Most Likely to Succeed in Global Trade, Global Trade Magazine, July 2012
  • Top Market for Long-Term Job Growth, U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsJune 2012
  • Top 7 Intelligent Community in the World, Intelligent Community Forum, January 2012
  • Top 10 Most Affordable Cities, Forbes, November 2011
  • #3 Immigrant-Friendly City,, October 2011
  • #1 Best Place to Live, Relocate America, August 2011
  • #1 U.S. City for Young Adults, Business Journals, June 2011
  • #2 Best City to Raise Kids,, June 2011
  • #3 CleanTech City in the U.S., CleanTechies, March 2011
  • #3 Biggest Brain Magnet City, Forbes, February 2011
  • #2 IT Startup Hotspot, PayScale, January 2011
  • #1 Most Popular City for College Graduates, Brookings Institute, January 2011
  • Best City for the Next Decade, Kiplinger's, May 2010

For more rankings that place Austin at the top of the nation for economic growth, environmental leadership, education, quality of life, and real estate, click here.

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