Elon Musk Transforms Austin's East Side
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
3w ago
Austin has a new most-influential employer, and he’s forcing huge changes to a part of the Austin area that has steered clear of the boom until now. Dive into that, plus ABJ’s most-read stories in the month of April. Despite Tesla dropping the biggest layoffs bombshell in local history, a little BBQ joint suddenly shutting down amassed more attention ..read more
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Readers React: Why Has the ABJ Reporting Been So Negative Lately?
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
2M ago
There's a simple answer in this download: Don't confuse The Austin Business Journal with the Chamber of Commerce. Business leaders and executives expect the facts, and  as ABJ Editor Colin Pope explains, when the local economy is challenging, it's up to the ABJ staff to tell the truth ..read more
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Austin Icons: A Candid Conversation About the Future of Austin's Favorite Businesses
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
3M ago
It's a cliche because it's true: The only thing constant is change. And while many of Austin's iconic businesses have escaped extinction, or been reincarnated elsewhere, many others face an uncertain fate. In this download, ABJ Editor Colin Pope leads a conversation with reporters Sahar Chmais and Mike Christen who've been closely covering the future and fate of numerous Austin icons ..read more
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Colin's 2024 Crystal Ball: Our Survey of Business Owners and the Word on the Street
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
4M ago
The new year is still fresh, and the outlook in Austin depends on whom you ask. In our opening download of the year, ABJ Editor Colin Pope compiles the latest surveys of business owners and compares the stats with the word on the street to offer predictions on the year ahead ..read more
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The Williamson County Growth Summit: Can Infrastructure Keep Pace with the Building Boom?
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
4M ago
ABJ Senior Staff Writer Justin Sayers joins Editor Colin Pope to debrief after an action-packed edition of the annual Williamson County Growth Summit. It's clear that the building boom in manufacturing facilities won't slow anytime soon. In fact, it may accelerate, and that could cause infrastructure issues. Case in point: Consumer packaged goods company Afia is currently still on a septic tank because sewage lines haven't been installed ..read more
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The Uncertain Futures for Austin Icons as Commercial Real Estate Development Continues
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
4M ago
We once took for granted that cherished Austin icons like Peter Pan Mini-Golf would be there for our children, and our children's children, for generations to come. But the future of Peter Pan Mini-Golf and places like it are now in question with a premium on real estate. In this episode, ABJ Editor Colin Pope connects with Reporter Sahar Chmais to learn more about Austin's iconic places that may be facing extinction.  ..read more
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UT + MD Anderson Combines Best-in-Class Research with Top-Ranked Cancer Care
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
4M ago
This podcast explores the future of Austin, and the challenges we face. There's no question we're experiencing growing pains. But at the same time, Austin is looking ahead to the future, the next generation and making bold bets to make our city, and our region better for all. In this episode, ABJ's Will Anderson explores the powerful partnership between MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas at Austin. Guests: James B. Milliken, Chancellor, The University of Texas System Jay Hartzell, President, University of Texas Austin Dr. Claudia Lucchinetti, Dean, Dell Medical School ..read more
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Is This the Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning for Austin's Economic Growth?
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
4M ago
Rising rates, a housing crunch, and commercial real estate concerns have put the brakes on the exponential growth we've experienced over the past decade. Are we done, or is this just a pause prior to another era of expansion? To find out, ABJ Managing Editor Will Anderson calls on Ed Latson, CEO of the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association, who will soon transition to the same leadership role with Opportunity Austin ..read more
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Inside the ABJ Newsroom: The Story That Deserved More Downloads in August
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
4M ago
Our top story in August was the 2023 list of Austin's wealthiest zip codes, with some surprises we'll discuss. ABJ Managing Editor Will Anderson shares his pick with Editor Colin Pope for the story that should've grabbed more attention. Plus, nominations are open for one of the favorite surveys of 2024. All of these topics have a direct impact on the future of Austin, and the challenges we face. Enjoy the episode ..read more
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Land Use: Not the Sexiest Topic... But This May Be the Key to Relieving Our Housing Crunch
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by Austin Business Journal / Feedback Media
4M ago
If you're looking for another rehash of topics troubling our growing region- this ISN'T the podcast to download. In this episode, ABJ Managing Editor Will Anderson takes a fresh look at what may be the key to improving Austin's housing market. Will welcomes Greg Anderson (no relation) from the Austin Planning Commission ..read more
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