Army Futures Command announces new software factory, plus more news updates from Austin

Local nonprofit arts organization Women & Their Work will move to East Austin in mid-December after purchasing a property at 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, on July 17. (Courtesy Women & Their Work)
Local nonprofit arts organization Women & Their Work will move to East Austin in mid-December after purchasing a property at 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, on July 17. (Courtesy Women & Their Work)

Local nonprofit arts organization Women & Their Work will move to East Austin in mid-December after purchasing a property at 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, on July 17. (Courtesy Women & Their Work)

Find the latest now open, coming soon, relocation news and more from businesses around the Austin area.

1. Army Futures Command announced July 14 it will bring a new software factory to Austin in 2021, co-located with the command at 210 W. Seventh St., Austin, in the UT System Building. The new department will focus on solving Army problems with cloud technology and modern software, and it will "rely heavily on partnerships with academia and industry," Maj. Vito Errico said in a recorded video. www.army.mil/futures


2. Austin-based marketing agency Sherry Matthews Group announced July 23 it has put its property at 200 S. Congress Ave., Austin, up for sale. In a media release, owner Sherry Matthews said the agency intends to look for a smaller office building after learning that staff who once commuted to work are "flourishing working remotely" following office closures due to the pandemic. According to the Travis Central Appraisal District, the value of the office property along Lady Bird Lake is $3.78 million. 512-478-4397. www.sherrymatthews.com

3. Swift Fit Events, an Austin-based company that organizes fitness and wellness experiences for individuals, corporate groups and private gatherings, launched July 14. Class options include yoga, biking, fun runs and kayaking. Classes are virtual for now, with in-person events set to return in the fall. Swift Fit Events is also offering free virtual classes every Monday, featuring Austin-based instructors. www.swiftfitevents.com

4. Nonprofit organization Women & Their Work purchased a property at 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, on July 17 and plans to move its offices and gallery space in mid-December. The nonprofit arts organization founded in 1978 that supports the careers of women artists raised $3 million to purchase the property. Executive Director Chris Cowden said Women & Their Work is still raising funds to bring the building up to code and complete the move. The gallery, currently located at 1710 Lavaca St., Austin, is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. www.womenandtheirwork.org
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


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