Austin is the capital of Texas. The city is not only at the cutting edge of the Energy, IT and Software industries, but also highly ranked in terms of well-being and quality of life.
Austin combines favorable conditions for entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation and has been acknowledged:
- The number 1 US city for job creation (Forbes 5/1 2012).
- The city with the best economic recovery, in all of the US and Europe, after the 2008 economic downturn (London School of Economics and Political Science with Deutsche Bank Research).
- Hottest startup scene in the US (Entrepreneur.com 7/15 2013)
The more than 800 000 Austinites share a pride in the city’s unique character, which is summed up by the slogan “Keep Austin Weird”.
Some would say that the city’s strengths come from low tax rates, interesting business clusters and a world class university providing companies with skillful young professionals. Others would mention the rapidly growing creative sector with companies operating within the music, game and digital media industries.
The largest annual SACC event in Austin takes place during the SXSW festival. On a rooftop patio on 6th street in the heart of downtown Austin we have a great variety of music and interactive events attended by over 500 people from Sweden and USA each year.