Four Years! Austin is ranked number 1 AGAIN for the fourth year by Forbes Magazine as the fastest growing city.
Austin had a 2.5 percent estimated population growth in 2013 — the highest of all geographic regions in the country.
Austin’s economy grew at a stellar 5.9 percent in 2013.
Texas’ strong population growth, unemployment rate under 6 percent, business-friendly regulatory environment, lack of state income tax and highly educated labor market helped it put four cities on the list.