Austin-Round Rock Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Business and Financial Services, Defense and Security, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Manufacturing
  • Major Employers: 3M, Advanced Micro Devices, Amazon, Apple, Applied Materials, Cirrus Logic, Cypress Semiconductor, Dell Technologies, Flextronics International, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, National Instruments, NXP Semiconductor, Pfizer, Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 2,175,847
  • Workforce Population: 1,175,000
  • Higher Education: Austin Community College, St. Edward's University, Texas State University, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Health-Related Education: The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School


  • Interstate Highways: I-35
  • Airports: Austin-Bergstrom International
  • Railroad Carriers (Class I): Union Pacific Railroad
  • Foreign Trade Zones: One - No. 183 Austin

Counties and Quick Links

Metropolitan Area: Greater Austin Area

Hays County: San Marcos

Travis County: AustinPflugerville

Williamson County: Cedar ParkGeorgetownRound Rock

Other Counties: Bastrop County, Caldwell County

Sources: Metropolitan Areas, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission