The Austin Economy: Where Have We Been & Where are We Going
Austin has been one of America’s fastest growing metro areas for the past decade. Even so, recent job reports show employment growth has slowed. Is this a signal that Austin has reached its peak, or is this a standard leveling off that occurs when metro cities reach a more mature status?
Angelos will put on his prognosticator hat and discuss Austin’s growth potential going forward. Moreover, Angelos will discuss the challenges that face our region. What progress have we made on those issues and what work still needs to be done? As someone who has closely monitored the Austin economy for the past 30+ years, Angelos has all the answers to your burning questions about the city we call home.
About our speaker:
Mr. Angelou is an angel investor, the Founder and CEO of International Accelerator in Austin, Texas. The company is focused exclusively on foreign born entrepreneurs to help launch their technology startup businesses in the US. Mr. Angelou is also the Founder and Principal Executive Officer of Angelou Economics (AE), and is widely regarded as the chief architect in establishing Austin as a nationally recognized high-tech center.
Over the last 30 years the firm has conducted 650 economic development strategies for its clients and the location of nearly $18 billion in capital investments projects throughout the world.
Angelos has a long history in helping to build Austin’s entrepreneurial eco-system. Prior to starting Angelou Economics, Mr. Angelou spent 12 years with the Austin Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of Economic Development and Chief Economist. He founded International Accelerator in 2014. Since then the program supported 9 portfolio companies from 5 countries, including Schoox and Gridmates - two Greek startups in Austin to which he serves as the President.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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