Giant online retailer Amazon has expanded its Austin workforce from 350 employees to over 900 employees, according to a recent article in the Austin American Statesman. And word on the street has it that they aren’t finished with their Austin expansion.  Fact is that Amazon currently has 100 positions that they are trying to fill.  Their facility is located in the Domain, a regional upscale shopping hub located in north Austin (site of the former IBM plant that moved across the street).

Amazon apparently isn’t finished with Austin yet as they have tentative plans to keep expanding.  And oh yes, Austin is one of the cities being considered for what Amazon dubs HQ2, a second home office.  Stay tuned for future developments.

And by the way, all of these hires have to live somewhere and many are millennials who prefer to rent vs. buy.  Now is a great time to own Austin area real estate.  I’m glad I do!

Rick Ebert / Austin, Texas / 4 Oct 17