Austin is the ideal place to expand your startup and is ranked the #1 best place to live in the USA


Easy access to capital

Venture capital investments in Austin reached almost $1 Billion in 2015

  • Startups received over $12 Billion in venture capital funding between 1995-2014
  • Startups reached $3.9 Billion in exits, in 2015
  • Ranks #3 of the Top 100 Cities for Tech Acquisitions
  • Contains 35+ local incubators, accelerators, and co-working space facilities

Low cost of living

Austin has a significantly lower Cost of Living Index than other major cities. Compared to San Francisco, the average person can benefit from the following:

  • Entertainment: 21% lower
  • Food: 32% lower
  • Healthcare: 15% lower
  • Housing: 64% lower
  • Transportation: 28% lower
  • Utilities: 1.44% lower

Source: Nerdwallet,  The Council for Community and Economic Research

Access to talent

  • Fast-growing city attracting young talent from all over the country
  • 273,200 people moved to Austin locally and international, in 2015
  • Tech employment increased by 30% since 2010
  • 43.7% of the population is between ages 25-44 with bachelor’s degrees
  • Booming tech economy, affordable cost of living, university town with tons of  sporting and music events and a Keep Austin Weird mentality

Source: Bureau of Labour Statistics

Cost of operations

  • Texas ranks #1 for the overall best state to run your business

Source: CNBC, inc.com, crowdspring.com