Austin made an excellent unveiling of both its promising forward motion towards becoming an entirely self-sustaining city in the future. The presentation’s primary theme being the interlinking of wireless technology and services, automotives, and semiconductors. Add to this the push towards an increasingly “green” future and you recognize the promise that the clean energy sector brings with it.
Strategic geographical location of this particular city explains why many companies, such as CitiGroup, plans to start a new call-center in Austin, a growing digital media market, and improving training and educational programs leading to an increasing number of skilled workers in the workforce to fill Austin jobs. In addition, to further promote and attract new businesses the state offers a comfortable tax climate for both corporations and individuals.
Such as those taken by more and more companies as incentives intended to entice development, research, and implementation of alternative fuel and energy sources. Finally, the last stand out feature that certainly appeals to already established companies is the fact that the state of Texas is working hard and succeeding because it routinely supports both new and existing companies in a similar fashion as it recruits and lures new business, even implementing new recruiting software solutions. This is something many states and cities fail to do.
This support seems rare when compared with other governments but it absolutely demonstrates a commitment to fairness and excellence which others are encouraged to quickly implement in order to retain existing jobs and keep an economy growing strong. This is what self-sustaining is all about – retention and addition of those businesses which provide jobs for the workforce.
In addition to the tremendous support, the city of Austin has shown new and existing businesses, the city largely has learned to appreciate its diverse workforce. Being situated so close to the Mexican/American Border the city has for some time recognized the duality of cultures that has significantly affected its ability to attract new businesses successfully. In addition, this dual culture has opened new markets for many Texas businesses.
Obviously, being voted one of the Nation’s top cities for Mexican and Latino populations to live and work has allowed Austin and cities like it to step closer and closer to the overall goal of self-sustainability. Austin is one city that definitely does not share the current woes other comparable cities are experiencing in respect to immigration issues and over wrought public service complaints. The city has embraced those illegals who had joined its working ranks and for good reason. The reason being – diversity is good business.