Idean, a Finnish company that helps companies make interface designs for their products is setting up shop in downtown Austin. Initiall they will hire 20 people. The reason for Austin is the talent pool and culture. Signpost is saying hello to Austin by hiring 75 people for their software development. They also have a location in NYC but of course Austin is “the place” to expand operations because of the favorable weather and tax climate. Both the snow and taxes are piled up “very high”. And Atlassian, an Australian software maker will be hiring 300 workers for it’s operations. And folks, the firms keep coming, the new hirings keep coming, and Austin continues to thrive. And that is why it is a great time to own Austin area real estate!