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Austin tops ranking of best places for tech jobs

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Austin's status as a top tech hub isn’t bound to drop anytime soon.

A March report by tech industry trade association CompTIA ranked Austin at the top of their annual list of best places for tech jobs, above places like San Jose and Dallas.

What put Austin-Round Rock above the rest:

  • Almost 65,000 tech jobs were posted here in 2021
  • Nearly 14% expected growth in IT jobs over the next five years
  • The median salary for IT professionals is $90,459

The top recruiters for IT include IBM, Deloitte, Dell and Amazon. Here’s why those companies are looking to make Austin hires:

“It offers an attractive combination of opportunity, affordability and good old-fashioned real estate that keeps technology companies—and talent—flocking to the Lone Star state’s capital city,” the report says.

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Austin's airport consumer satisfaction drops from a year ago, below Texas peers

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Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
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The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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