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The plan will encourage employers to hire locally while helping train individuals for higher-skilled jobs.
Austin's public park system will also receive nearly $7 million for improvements as a result of the 2021 festival.
Seven area chambers of commerce pledged support Oct. 22 for the proposed $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond in front of the Williamson County Courthouse.
A new $130 million combat development complex in at Texas A&M’s campus in Bryan will break ground Oct. 12
Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.
Hopsquad Brewing Co. is on track to become the newest player in Austin’s most established craft brewing alley, a half-square mile of land just north of Research Boulevard that currently boasts six breweries and one cider house.
Local artist Daniel Arredondo has lived in the area surrounding The Arboretum for more than three decades, but in that time the painter has never worked in a studio near his house. According to Arredondo, he has worked out of studios all across the city—currently residing at Cement Loop in East Austin—despite his efforts to find a studio closer to home.
Facing revenue caps, majority of Austin City Council members support re-evaluating active corporate tax breaks worth millions
As the revenue caps handed down by the Texas Legislature shape the future reality of Austin, City Council is weighing its options for backing out of active multimillion-dollar tax breaks given to developers and companies in economic development deals.
As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.
Heads of several Williamson County departments met with county commissioners April 17 to make their cases for budget requests ahead of the fiscal year 2019-20 budget season.
Sitting behind metros such as San Francisco, Seattle and San Jose, and ahead of Denver and Boston, the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area has the sixth-highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, jobs in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Nearly 75% of Central Texas businesses supported local nonprofits in 2018.
The 86th Texas Legislature began Jan. 8 and continues through May 27. These updates are what has happened since the session began as well as the latest bill filings from lawmakers representing the Northwest Austin area.
While South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals brought profits to bars, restaurants and hotels downtown, its reach has not always been felt as strongly in North and Northwest Austin.
Providing property tax relief to taxpayers has broad bipartisan support, but how to achieve that relief is under debate at the Texas Capitol.
The Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee was presented with the current status of the county’s parks and roads plan during its first meeting March 21.
New research from a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit shows Austin’s growing economy has also led to a widening of the wealth gap between white residents and people of color in Austin.
Employers in Northwest Austin—such as Dell, IBM, Apple and Seton Healthcare Family—have openings for some of the most in-demand jobs in the city, including many that do not require a bachelor’s degree, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce reports.
Jobs, transportation and affordability: Everything Northwest Austin residents need to know about Apple's future $1 billion campus
With 5,000 new jobs coming to Northwest Austin in the next few years, many residents wonder how Apple’s second campus will affect housing prices and traffic.
All food-permitted restaurants and businesses in the city of Austin are no longer able to throw out food scraps and soiled paper under regulations that took effect Oct. 1 .
On a Thursday afternoon at North Austin’s Cook Elementary School, University of Texas neuroscience student Paula Mofor holds up a styrofoam cup while a group of girls stares intently.
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As the median value of a home in Austin continues to sharply rise, so too do property tax bills within the city.