News releases from Austin Business Journal
Local nonprofit Waterloo Greenway, which is constructing a 1.5-mile park system in downtown Austin, is searching for a permanent leader. The group has found an interim leader as it approaches the...
Luminex Corp. went public in 2000 and has about 600 employees in Austin. It's now being acquired by an Italian diagnostics company in a mammoth deal. Also in this roundup is news of a local software...
The Covid-19 risk level in the Austin area remains at Stage 3, according to public health officials — and they say continued mask wearing and social distancing is needed to bring it down.
Austin City Council approved a slew of contracts at its April 8 meeting, totaling $137 million in work. Click through to see who's doing work for the city.
Add another name to the list of California transplants now living in Austin: Zachary Kirkhorn, the chief financial officer and "master of coin" (yes, really) for Tesla.
In at least the 18th headquarters relocation to the Austin area since the start of 2021, software startup Markaaz has moved to the Texas capital from Southern California. It has secured office space on...
As it barrels toward $100 million in annual revenue and 100 locations, Restore Hyper Wellness is becoming a complex financial machine. That's part of the reason Trent York has been brought on as the...
Check out the latest personnel changes at local technology companies and startups, including the retirement of a UT professor who helped invent Ethernet.
City Hall to TxDOT: Plan to expand I-35 doesn’t do enough for those on foot, bikes, transit
April 06, 2021
The proposal to expand and transform I-35 through downtown Austin has raised some questions. City leaders said it doesn’t do enough for walking, biking and transit.
The American Transportation Research Institute ranks truck bottlenecks by measuring truck speeds and truck volumes based on GPS data from more than 1 million freight trucks.
Austin FC was highly motivated to partner with authentic, local restaurants for its Q2 Stadium dining experience. These local restaurants were happy to oblige. "There will definitely be pretzels," Easy...
"Our new hybrid work world begs the question: What do people care about now that we’re going back to work in a different way? And my answer to that is look around at all that our beautiful city has to...
Austin edged out Boulder, and now the City Shoppe team is preparing to move to Texas this spring, with plans to add 15 or more employees to its budding team that has been assembled remotely during the...
Viewpoint: Here’s how to get more disabled Texans working
April 01, 2021
"Many Medicare Advantage members —particularly rural and low-income Texans — lack high-speed internet access to support videoconferencing with their doctors. S. 150 would bring them further into the...
Eviction moratorium extended; Landlords in dire straits
March 31, 2021
Austin and Travis County leaders announced March 30 they’ll extend eviction moratoriums until May 1. It follows a federal move to do so.
A securities filing indicates the Austin-based startup, which has created an educational website packed with videos and other learning tools for medical school students, appears to be bringing in tens...
Elon Musk, the second-wealthiest person in the world, is encouraging people to move to a part of Texas where SpaceX has built a rocket development facility.
Austin Inno's 2021 Tech Madness bracket
March 30, 2021
This year's Tech Madness bracket includes 64 Austin startups that you'll want to have on your radar.
The legal battle isn’t over — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton could appeal the judge's decision. But the mask mandate remains in place for now.
H-E-B to finally expand in Dallas-Fort Worth
March 26, 2021
For years, North Texans have been clamoring for the popular Texas grocer to expand in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They're about to get their wish.
Another dead body found at recycling center
March 26, 2021
An 18-year-old from the state of Washington was found dead on a conveyor belt at an East Austin recycling center March 24, authorities said.
The good, the bad and the ugly of the Austin economy
March 25, 2021
While the Austin economy is bouncing back stronger than almost anywhere else in the United States, there are still threats and weaknesses to surmount. Click through to read ABJ's analysis of where the...
This small company helps other businesses with virtual reality and augmented reality. It now calls Austin home. Although it's starting small here, the CEO is now looking for office space and...
Viewpoint: Life sciences will buoy Austin economy
March 25, 2021
"Despite the challenges that 2021 brings, Texas’ economy will remain strong," writes this construction executive. "We’ve got the biopharmaceutical industry working for us, not only through economic...
Alcohol-to-go bill clears initial legislative hurdle
March 24, 2021
Popular alcohol-to-go rules — which have allowed Austinites to bring home margaritas with their tacos during the pandemic — are closer to becoming permanent in Texas.
Texas lawmakers try to retroactively shield health care providers from Covid-19 lawsuits
March 24, 2021
Senate Bill 6, currently working through the Texas Legislature, would set a high bar of requiring a plaintiff to demonstrate "reckless or intentional, willful, or wanton misconduct" if suing a health...
This small company working in a financial-technology niche joins the wave of relocations from the Golden State to the Lone Star State. The CEO says they'll maintain a presence in Silicon Valley but are...
In order to win the potentially $2 billion investment, North Carolina had to stand toe to toe with a much bigger competitor: Texas. Click through for more details on what each state offered, and why...
Capital Factory, Huston-Tillotson, others team with OHUB to make Austin tech scene more diverse
March 23, 2021
Opportunity Hub was part of SXSW 2021, but the organization plans to soon have a year-round presence in Austin to promote diverse companies and entrepreneurs — and it's got some big-name partners.