Austin, Texas is the capital of the state of Texas, and is the 11th largest city in the United States. Austin has a population of 912,791, and in 2015 Forbes named Austin the 2nd fastest growing city in the nation. Austin, Texas is a hotbed for creativity and business. This is a place where small businesses thrive. Austin is leading the region’s growth while maintaining a global competitive advantage. The city of Austin has established itself as a world leader in technology, innovation, energy, workforce development, music and creativity that has led to significant business expansion and overall growth. Austin is the home to 2 fortune 500 companies; Dell and Whole Foods.