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7:15 AM Nov 25, 2019 CST

South Austin businesses ramp up for the 2019 holiday season

Local business owners rely on the holiday shoppin season each year to make annual profits.


Army Futures Command wants problems for soldiers to be solved at Texas university campuses

A new $130 million combat development complex in at Texas A&M’s campus in Bryan will break ground Oct. 12


Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.



Facing revenue caps, majority of Austin City Council members support re-evaluating active corporate tax breaks worth millions

As the revenue caps handed down by the Texas Legislature shape the future reality of Austin, City Council is weighing its options for backing out of active multimillion-dollar tax breaks given to developers and companies in economic development deals.


Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.


Austin metro has sixth-highest concentration of STEM jobs in U.S., report says

Sitting behind metros such as San Francisco, Seattle and San Jose, and ahead of Denver and Boston, the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area has the sixth-highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, jobs in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Report shows charitable giving increased in 2018 among Central Texas businesses

Nearly 75% of Central Texas businesses supported local nonprofits in 2018.



Report: Austin’s economic growth is leaving black and Latino communities behind

New research from a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit shows Austin’s growing economy has also led to a widening of the wealth gap between white residents and people of color in Austin.


Businesses move to South Austin as overhead prices increase downtown

Historically high rental rates and taxes in downtown Austin, paired with a high-demand for retail and office space, has forced many downtown business owners to consider moving to South Austin and other more affordable areas around the city.


DATA: How much is Austin's median homeowner paying in property taxes?

As the median value of a home in Austin continues to sharply rise, so too do property tax bills within the city.