Austin, located right in the heart of Texas Hill Country, consistently ranks as one of the most desirable places to live offering a unique combination of a thriving technology driven economy, entertainment, and recreational options. Visitors to Austin have a tendency to stay and include such celebrities as Sandra Bullock.
Austin is the home of numerous high fliers in the area of chip development and fabrication, multimedia, entertainment, computer systems, and the Internet. The other major industry in Austin is government, as it is the capital of Texas. Feeding talent and ideas into this economy is the University of Texas at Austin which has an annual enrollment of 49,000 students from around the world.
Lifestyle, Entertainment, Recreation
Largely known for being the "Live Music Capitol of the World," from the popular PBS series "Austin City Limits," Austin sports an ever thriving arts and entertainment scene.
Austin is the home of the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Ely, Willie Nelson, and more recently Marcia Ball and Lucinda Williams. Every evening you will find a diverse selection (rock, dance, jazz, country, and everything in between) of options on the legendary Austin Sixth Street culminating in one of the premiere annual music, multimedia, and film festivals in the country, South by Southwest.
Austin also has a bevy of art galleries, museums, and live theater.
Nestled deep in the heart of Hill Country, outdoor activities in Austin are centered around the major lakes, Town Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Travis. Whether your sport is sailing, golf, hiking, running, cycling, soccer, or virtually any other non winter sport, chances are that Austin has a convenient venue for you.
Research Triangle Park, NC
History of IBM in Research Triangle area
In 1959, the Research Triangle Park was established by a group of North Carolina government, education, and business leaders. The goal was to bring economic focus to a region that included three of the most highly rated universities in the United States: Duke University (Durham), North Carolina State University (Raleigh) and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).
Today, the Research Triangle Park area is the largest park in the United States, and is recognized internationally as a center for cutting-edge research and development. The Park today has been a major force in making the Triangle area what USA Today has called, the most successful local economy in America over the past 25 years. It is the headquarters for corporations such as Red Hat, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nortel Networks, and host to a significant presence for Cisco, Ericsson, US Environmental Protection Agency, BASF, Lockheed Martin, and others.
IBM's Triangle area is one of the world's largest and most influential technology centers. Here, nearly 14,000 full-time IBM employees develop, assemble, support and refine products and services that enable seamless, global information sharing. Raleigh is the worldwide headquarters for IBM's Networking Hardware, Retail Store Systems, Personal Systems Group, and Human Resources. IBM's Triangle area products are found in every industry in virtually every country in the world.
Crossroads of talent & technology
Cutting-edge technology and sheer volume of business intersect at our Triangle area facility to create the perfect career environment for highly educated, dedicated employees. The Triangle area has the largest concentration of Ph.D.s, scientists, and engineers of any U.S. top metropolitan location. More than 50 percent of our employees are involved in the development, refinement, and manufacture of computer hardware and software solutions. They also work in support areas such as human resources, customer support and services, contract services, procurement, finance, and community relations.
IBM's national university relations and recruiting is headquartered in the Triangle area. It recruits new employees from across the United States as well as locally from North Carolina's outstanding system of colleges, universities, and technical schools. In addition, we also pursue international students and experienced professionals.
Raleigh is the home of many attractions - music, museums, historic sites, festivals, celebrations, and much more! It is where high-tech meets Southern hospitality, short commutes, affordable prices, and the beautiful outdoors.
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