• Why Austin

  • We are a creative, progressive, international city and our business culture is defined by entrepreneurship, diversity and hard work. Austin consistently ranks as one of the top cities for technology, growth and livability.

    We are a hub for international events such as SXSW, Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Austin City Limits music festival, and the #1 producing city in Texas for patents. Click here to download our Welcome Pack

    State of Texas

    Targeted industry sectors and main businesses

    • Advanced Manufacturing (Apple, Dell, IBM, TECO-Westinghouse)
    • Clean Energy & Power Technology (Green Mountain Energy, Nest Labs)
    • Creative & Digital Media (Certain Affinity, GSD&M, El Rey Network)
    • Data Analytics (Cloudera, Informatica, W20 Digital)
    • Food (Whole Foods, Michael Angelo's, Tito's Handmade Vodka)
    • Life Sciences (Agilent Technologies, Luminex, Xbiotech)
    • Space Economy (Airborn, CFAN, Firefly Space)
    • Incubators & Accelerators (Capital Factory, TechRanch)

    Foreign Trade Zone of Central Texas
    FTZs are considered outside of U.S. Customs jurisdiction which means that customs duties are totally eliminated on goods re-exported in original form or as part of finished goods produced in FTZs. Inventory imported into a FTZ is also exempt from personal property tax, and there is no requirement to leave the state, or time limitation as in a freeport. Additional information and savings calculators can be found here