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What kinds of industries (besides real estate) thrive in Austin?

Asked by Trulia Austin, Austin, TX Fri May 24, 2013

What are common jobs held by residents?

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Austin is in need of several industries. The growth of Austin has surpassed the services needed in a city this large. For example, we need more doctors, construction workers and many other fields that are used in a thriving city. Yes tech and medical research are thriving, but, think about the services that professional people use for their everyday and occasional use. These industries are sorely needed in Austin.
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Tech and medical are doing GREAT here!
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Austin is a very pro-small business city. We have a motto here of "Keep Austin Weird". We support start-ups, and root for our local business that expand out of the city. Right now the hottest thing in Austin is the growth of the beerpub and craft breweries.

The State of Texas recently enacted a law that would "open the taps" in Texas and foster more businesses in the beer industry. This has led to a plethora of new breweries opening up around Austin. Dripping Springs, in particular, seems to be the place that many of these breweries have chosen to locate.

As far as jobs, most of them are in either government, or the service sector.
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According to the 2010 Census, the three largest industries are:
1. Educational services, and health care and social assistance
2. Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
3. Retail Trade

Here is a link to the full census report...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 24, 2013
Our biggest employers are: state of Texas government, high tech, chip, semiconductor, and education. There are also 5 universitys.
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Here are some of the larger private employers in Austin:

Dell, IBM, Seton and St. Davids Hospital Network, AMD, Apple, Applied Materials, AT&T, 3M

Of course, we have a large share of Government jobs(being the capital) and Education jobs
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