From the Book Store

Click to see the full book store and all of the recommended books from Best Boomer Towns.

Best Boomer Towns - Town Blogs Ranks Austin the 8th Best Place for Business and Careers

Texas' Capital City rose significantly from 47th on last year's list. Austin was behind cities such as No. 1 Raleigh, N.C. and No. 4 Fayetteville, Ark. The list was ranked according to factors such as cost of doing business and projected employment growth. cited Austin's projected annual job growth rate of 2.3 percent--the fifth fastest in the country, and its relatively low subprime mortgage exposure.

For its reporting on Austin, spoke with the Charles Schwab Corp., which expanded its Austin presence in 2007 when it purchased the 401(k) Co. "The city of Austin is extremely business-friendly. They have bent over backwards to accommodate us," Glenn Cooper, head of real estate at Schwab, told the news site.

The top 10 cities on the list were as follows:

  1. Raleigh, N.C.

  2. Fort Collins, Colo.

  3. Durham, N.C.

  4. Fayetteville, Ark.

  5. Lincoln, Neb.

  6. Asheville, N.C.

  7. Des Moines, Iowa

  8. Austin, Texas

  9. Boise, Idaho

  10. Colorado Springs, Colo.

Four of the 10 cities selected by are Bestboomertowns

Source: Austin Business Journal

Bookmark and Share

More Blog Posts

Bend, Oregon

Tucson, Arizona

First Friday Artwalk in Ashland

Paso Pops in Paso Robles

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in Austin

Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland

ATHFEST Music and Arts Festival 2018 in Athens

Sunday Brunch & Piano with John Vaughn in Aiken

First Saturday Of The Month Vintner & Vines Tour in Paso Robles

Austin - ATX Television Festival