2008 Austin

Downtown Development & Redevelopment was a major focus of our City Visit to Austin which included time tours and meetings with the Downtown Austin Alliance, AMLI’s Downtown Residential Project, Austin’s new City Hall & Redevelopment project of a former power plant site, Eastside Projects next to rail, mixed-use development The Domain and the Mueller Airport Redevelopment mixed-use development project.

We also focused on Entrepreneurship meeting with start ups Zebra Imaging & Convio, Higher Education, visiting 8 schools at The University of Texas & Health Care touring Dell’s Children’s Medical Center.  Austin’s owns it’s own Electric Utility and we met with management team, visited with their Light Rail team and toured HEB’s Central Market and Whole Foods Headquarters facility.  Finally, with regards to High Skill employers we spent one morning at IBM’s research labs.  Pike Powers was our host in Austin.    AGENDA    BOOKLET