Live, Work and Thrive in Central Texas

Business is Booming

The Central Texas Region spanning a five county area is home to 2.5M people and continues to attract businesses and people at a rate that puts it in the top five fastest growing large metropolitan regions in the United States.  The life sciences sector is thriving and comprised of several hundred companies ranging from innovative startups to large established public companies in med tech, biotech, pharma, digital health, clinical research and manufacturing.  This exceptional growth makes Central Texas one of the fastest growing hubs for the life sciences in the United States.

The Central Texas life science ecosystem provides entrepreneurs and companies with access to venture/private equity financing, skilled labor and academic institutions including the University of Texas (UT), Texas A&M University (TAMU), Texas State University, and the Austin Community College (ACC) among others.

Life in Central Texas

Central Texas is rich in history with a variety of cultural influences that have developed this area. Whether you look to live here of visit, there is something for everyone. Characterized by two lane roads, beautiful hills and multiple lakes, it has become a destination for both adventure and relaxation. Want to learn more about living, working and thriving in Central Texas? Visit the Austin Chamber of Commerce website to learn more.

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Good Eats

Whether you are looking for home town cooking, barbeque or unique eats, Austin and Central Texas are your desitnation. With local restaurants regularly featured on various Food Network shows, you’re sure to find something to tickle your tastebuds.

Staycation, Vacation and Adventure

Austin and Central Texas promote an active lifestyle with many locations to match whatever your adventure style. Whether you’re a local looking for a fun staycation or an out-of-towner looking to get away, we are a great destination.

Central Texas is characterized by prairies and lakes, two lane roads that twist and climb, green valleys and limestone cliffs. It’s rich in German heritage, wineries, abundant wildflowers, crystal clear rivers lined with cypress and oak, music, cafes offering ample country cooking, and history.

It’s also a great outdoor destination for hiking, tubing, swimming, and camping.

See top recommendations for sites, restaurants, activities, shopping and more from The Lonely Planet. Take a historical tour, find small town eateries or be a tourist in your own town. See their top destinations on their website.

Texas Parks and Wildlife maintain many natural parks that offer camping, swimming, recreation and adventure. They are also committed to making their facilities and information available to as many Texans as possible! Learn more about the parks on their website.

Texas is also home to multiple national parks with 3 located in Central Texas. You can learn more about them here.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Waco Mammoth National Monument