Best Performing Cities: Austin Makes The Top Five

Real Estate Agent with (512) 786-8300

The Milken Institute has released its annual survey of the top performing cities in the area of economics and business. The study specifically reports on jobs, wages and technology. Austin has made the list once again. Actually Texas dominates the list, with nine of the top twenty five.

So Why Does Austin Make The List?

Austin, was cited by Milken for creating a very favorable economic climate, particularly for technology. Known as Silicon Hills in the late 90's, Dell Computers location in nearby Round Rock, vaulted Austin's position in the technology world. However, Apple Computer has quietly expanded in Austin. Google and Facebook, also have offices in the Captial City. 

Milken also credited increased trade with Mexico, as a reason for Austin- and other Texas cities, creating 1 in 6 new jobs in the United States. Once again, Austin is the place to be for business.

Posted by

Scott Hayes

Austin Real Estate Agency

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Direct: 512-786-8300

Comments (18)

Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Scott - What an honor that the Milken Institute's survey put Austin on the list of the top performing cities in the area of economics and business, especially for the areas of jobs, wages and technology. Austin has it all and then some! Hope you're enjoying this holiday season!

Dec 16, 2011 01:06 AM
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

WOW! That is awesome news. I didn't know that Apple, Google and FB have offices in Austin. That is great news!

Dec 16, 2011 01:20 AM
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Scott....great news for Austin!  Thanks for teaching me something I did not know about Austin TX!

Dec 16, 2011 02:04 AM
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Not a bad place for BBQ either!

Dec 16, 2011 02:35 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

What a nice thing to have for your home town, huh ?  Take care and happy holidays to you!

Dec 16, 2011 02:39 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Austin, is a vibrant city and has been for so long...what great news for you to shout out Scott!

Dec 16, 2011 03:24 AM
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

I've been through Austin several times in my life and each time have thought it a nice place to be. At least someone agrees with me! And, someone important too.

Dec 16, 2011 03:38 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

The formula 1 track alone brings in hundreds of jobs! Mike is so excited for races out there...

Dec 16, 2011 06:19 AM
Jenifer Lower
Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net - Bozeman, MT
Your Dream. Our Passion.

Great news for you Scott!  Now just take advantage of the influx of folks wanting to make Ausin home!

Dec 16, 2011 07:47 AM
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hey Scott, the good success for Austin is wonderful to hear and certainly encouraging for real estate agents/brokers in the area.  I just may have to pay a visit to this thriving city and have some barbecue.  Best of success to you and your family!

Dec 16, 2011 02:43 PM
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Sells Real Estate!

Wow! Didn't realize there was so much growth in Texas. That's great news for Austin. How has the city kept its special charm and "suburban feeling" neighborhoods while its grown? Have there been a lot of changes to the zoning rules?

Dec 17, 2011 07:51 PM
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

Great marketing piece Scott Im just wondering if Im related to this Milken???  Im a Milliken :)

Dec 17, 2011 08:46 PM
Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.

Great News for Austin Scott. It helps that it's the state capitol also, because in business, it's good to know people, etc. You sell Austin very well!

Dec 19, 2011 08:38 AM
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

This is great news for Austin & for Texas! Congratulations!

Dec 19, 2011 12:49 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Joni and The Princess Mama (TPM)!
Dec 23, 2011 03:44 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Yeah...We ROCK! I am just grateful to live in such a cool place! Mssed you at the AR meet up and hope we can get together sometime after the first of the year!

Dec 26, 2011 04:58 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Scott, I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year, and hope for a fabulous 2012!

Dec 31, 2011 01:39 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
That is interesting. I wonder what other states made this list.
Sep 03, 2012 07:03 PM

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