As Mayor Adler says: “We are a young, growing, creative, forward-charging, entrepreneurial, friendly & welcoming community.”
Amazon took more than a year to decide its new location and chose East Coast after all. On the other hand Apple has announced its new location overnight. This expansion in the NW Austin will create 5000 new jobs in the next 3 years, growing to have 15,000 new employees. Apple is expected to be the largest private company in the city. Austin currently employs 6200 people a couple of miles from its new campus.
—–Austin seems to be over building houses and apartments at a moment, however we may be needing more quickly.
CTCAR meeting hosted a special speaker, Steve Adler, Austin Mayor.
He was very boastful of Austin. He describes Austin as follows.
- A very healthy city
- A environmentally sensitive city
- A Safest metropolitan city
Here is a little extra about Steve Adler:
The Mayor supports Code Next. Affordability is becoming more serious concern as the city grows bigger. We will need to be the big city that supports diversity. This is how Mayor explains on the strategic housing plan.
He also supports a Major League Soccer team coming to Austin. Announcement from 3 days ago was the MLS team, Columbus considering relocating to Austin. Austin is one of the very few major cities without a pro sport team.
According to the Austin Business Journal, US Census recorded about 159 people in average in 2016. –Full article