Why Do People Move To Austin

Dated: July 25 2016

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Texas has been named a "job mecca" by John Scott in his recent article "Job meccas in the USA" published on July 13, 2016. Texas took the second place after North Dakota with a job growth of 19.17% in the past 10 years. The 2 main industries are energy and health care. 

According to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin added 37,300 new jobs from June 2015 to June 2016 making Austin the third fastest growing major metro. The fastest growing industries have been construction and natural resources (10.5%) and wholesale trade (10.1%). 

Austin still feels like a small city while offering an array of opportunities for professionals and families. I have been an Austin resident since 2004 and love calling this city "home". 

Picture by Claudia Chavez, May of 2015

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Marcela Alfonsin

Born and raised in Argentina, Marcela is calling Austin "home" since 2004. She is versatile and multifaceted - being fully bilingual (English-Spanish) and possessing extensive experience with national....

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