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America’s latest emerging tech hotbed is also the country’s fastest-growing large city. With plenty of young professionals on the scene, you can bet it’s not short on fun outside the workplace.
Ghost Pepper Glass in East Austin is owned and operated by women and inhabited by their three dogs, Ghost, Dotti, and Archer — but that’s not the (only) reason to love this hot glass studio. As the only glassblowing studio in the area, it welcomes people of all skills levels, from novice to expert. For crash courses, demonstrations, or team building exercises, the ladies of Ghost Pepper Glass (and their dogs) are ready to welcome you.
Cooking classes are a classic team building exercise that provide more than fun — they leave with you lasting culinary skills and a brand new recipe to take to your home kitchen. Your employees will thank you for organizing a corporate outing to Freda’s Kitchen, unless they’re on the losing team of the Iron Chef-style competition. Win or lose, a team cooking faceoff incorporates strategy and teamwork that’ll prove invaluable for your employees, and there’s a built-in team meal at the end.
Austin is referred to as the Live Music Capital of the World — and you’ll find out exactly why your first time with Groove Labs. Part team building, part entertainment, its corporate events can take on any number of identities, depending on your group. The Corporate Rock Stars experience lets your employees quit their job for a day to become a rock star, producing and performing a live show for their peers. Other collaborative games include Line Dancing battles, a mock Family Feud show, and a game of Name That Tune.
If you feel adventure is the best way to bring a team together, look no further than zip lining through Texas Hill Country just outside Austin. Zip Lost Pines doesn’t just offer zipline tours — they create corporate retreats and nature excursions. From Highway to Flyway to Party at Piney Plunge, the tour group has five packages to choose from, or a tailored option for any special requests you may have.
Austin is surging on the business front these days, with many of the world’s biggest companies — especially tech giants — expanding their reach to the Lone Star State’s tech hub. Here’s what’s big in Texas.
Manufacturing is the biggest contributor to Central Texas’ economy, and Austin’s companies are particularly innovative in the space. Austin specializes in semiconductors and electronics and has shown growth in other areas too thanks to a young and highly trained workforce. The University of Texas is one of the top American research institutions, which is a contributor to Austin’s success in the industry.
Nearly 200 life science companies exist in Austin, a burgeoning hub for technological innovation in Texas. Its stock as a health and medicine epicenter is rising too, chiefly because it offers a cheaper alternative for biotech companies to places like San Francisco and Boston. Texas government entities are at work to divert more money into research and development in this sector, so the future looks bright.
You’ve heard of clean eating? Well, tech is the latest industry to tidy up its act. And the ever-entrepreneurial Austin is one of the charge leaders in this so-called revolution. With companies working away at wind turbine manufacturing, system integrators, and solar energy, as well as a public sector commitment to environmental causes, it’s no surprise Austin is one America’s greenest cities.
It’s not for nothing that Austin, Texas has earned itself the knockoff nickname of Silicon Hills. The latest hub for tech startups and innovation is garnering attention from many of the big Valley players — Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Oracle have all opened offices and/or increased their workforce presence in Austin. Its reputation for being upbeat, hard working, and sometimes just plain weird makes it a perfect little brother to the Bay Area — plus its low cost of living makes it an easy place to relocate young talent for big companies.