Big Companies Moving to Austin

Whether you’re pissed about the influx of people moving here or you’re glad about the booming job market, one thing’s for certain.

Big companies are moving to Austin – and lots of ’em. If you’ve picked up on the not-so-subtle signs of this city’s growth (for sale signs in every yard, bidding wars for houses, and expensive cups of joe), you may be wondering what the big idea is.

Well, you can thank these companies, to start. So whether you love ’em or you hate ’em, here are the Big Companies Moving to and Expanding in Austin.


^We’re joking! (Sort of.)



“Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the Tesla manufacturing plant being built near Austin will hire more than 10,000 people through 2022. Construction is proceeding rapidly on the company’s newest manufacturing facility, which Musk first announced in July.” Tesla also recently announced that their headquarters will move here as well.


“Google has announced it plans to invest $50 million in Texas this year in office space and data center sites, the company confirmed to KVUE. The investment comes as part of an overall plan to spend $7 billion and create 10,000 new full-time jobs throughout the U.S. in 2021.”


“The world’s largest online retailer also announced a swath of jobs for the Austin metro this year. Inc. in July confirmed plans to construct a 3.8 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Pflugerville that will bring 1,000 jobs to the region.”


“The company SpaceX is breaking ground on a “new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility” in Austin. The company’s founder Elon Musk has increasingly moved his business ventures and his personal life, to the Lone Star State.”


“Apple says employees will move to its $1 billion campus in north Austin next year. In a news release Monday, the tech giant said it’s investing $430 billion across the country and adding 20,000 jobs nationwide over the next five years.”


“Facebook Inc. is planning to expand even further in Central Texas, according to a report from the Austin Business Journal. Multiple sources told the Austin Business Journal that Facebook is in the market for 1 million square feet, on top of the numerous offices the company already has in Austin.”


“Canva, an Australian startup with online design tools, said it has raised $60 million at a $6 billion valuation, and it’s opening its first U.S. office here in Austin. The company, founded in 2013, provides 60,000-plus free templates and has millions of images for use in creative design environments.”


“On December 11, 2020, Oracle, the world’s largest data base company, announced it was moving its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin. The announcement, coupled with major expansions underway by Apple, Facebook, Tesla, and others, is a feather in the cap of local business boosters.”


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