Monthly Archives: July 2011
This feature highlights four events or activities in Austin and the surrounding area every week. If you have suggestions for events to be mentioned, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. 1. If you like your sushi west-coast style, check out Bar … Continue reading
RelocateAmerica.com has opened the voting for its 14th annual Best Places to Live poll and Austin is among the 100 finalist cities. According to a story in the Austin Business Journal, Round Rock and Cedar Park also make the list of finalists. The finalists were chosen by a process that included nominations and evaluating the cities based on those factors that are most important when relocating. Now, the top 10 will be determined by popular vote.
The Gila Corporation has announced plans to increase their workforce in Austin. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered here in Austin. The new plans call for hiring as many as 150 employees over the next two to five years as they grow their business. Continue reading
As Washington D.C. continues to struggle to find a solution to the debt ceiling impasse, the Mortgage Interest tax deduction is firmly on the negotiating table. Currently, borrowers can deduct the amount of interest they pay on their mortgages from their principal residences and second homes. As a result, it is estimated that the deductions cost the U.S. Treasury Department nearly $100 billion per year. Continue reading
Forbes Magazine likes Austin. In their latest city rankings, Austin placed first in the list of cities poised to grow in the next decade. Texas, in general, fared very well in the study. San Antonio placed fourth, Houston ranked fifth, and Dallas came in seventh. Continue reading
This feature highlights four events or activities in Austin and the surrounding area every week. If you have suggestions for events to be mentioned, please email them to email@example.com. 1. 5X5Y: 25 Years of SXSW Music will soon end its … Continue reading
Shonda Novak contacted Mark Sprague, Director of Business Development for Mission Mortgage, to request his input on PSW’s approach and success.
New home construction saw an increase in June 2011 as housing starts were reported to have risen 14.6% by the U.S. Commerce Department. Multi-family units surged in the month, while single-family homes saw more modest gains.
Electronic Arts, makers of some of the most popular video games on the planet, has recently announced a new round of hiring to boost their employment in the Austin area. EA Sports is expanding in Austin and plans to hire 300 employees in the near future. EA’s Bioware software division already employs roughly 450 people in Austin. The new expansion will bring the EA Sports division here as well. Continue reading