More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.'

Austin, Texas, is a hotbed for millennials, has a vibrant music scene, and is the country’s fastest-growing major metro area.

It’s also where droves of tech talent from Silicon Valley and beyond are headed, if they haven’t landed there already. Google, Facebook, Atlassian, and Oracle have thousands of workers in Austin collectively.

And most recently, Apple announced that it’s shelling out $1 billion for a new campus in North Austin, with the potential to add 15,000 more workers to its existing 7,000.

Austin’s considerably lower cost of living offers a nice reprieve from the sky-high costs in the Bay Area. Big tech has grown more in the last eight years especially, but the tech boom isn’t Austin’s first rodeo – the industry has a long history in the capital city. Here’s how the tech industry has ballooned in Austin – and why “Silicon Hills” is so appealing to workers and companies alike.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA