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Texas’ capital city stands apart from the rest. Austin is just simply not like the rest of Texas. This is a city with a heart and with a soul. From the quirky cast of characters that populate Congress Avenue to burnt orange-clad University of Texas students, bats to Longhorns, four-star restaurants to down-home barbecue joints, and corporate CEOs to struggling musicians.
Dallas has a slogan “Live Large. Think Big.” which describes the essence and vitality of a city built on big dreams, freshly blazed trails and an attitude that all things are possible. This richly diverse city offers a thriving culinary scene, leading arts district, countless luxury accommodations, professional sports, trendy entertainment districts and endless shopping opportunities.
Houston is a vibrant international city that heartily enjoys its tradition of being a place of firsts. General Sam Houston, the city’s heroic namesake, was the first president of the Republic of Texas. Houston, the city, was the first word spoken from the surface of the moon and the first to build an air-conditioned sports stadium.
Houston’s economy has a broad industrial base in the energy, aeronautics, and technology industries, only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. Houston is the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions. In addition, Houston is also home to Rice University, one of the United States’ leading teaching and research universities, and the University of Houston, Texas’s third-largest public research university.
San Antonio is located in South Central Texas, Bexar County, 140 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, and is ranked the eighth largest city in the nation. San Antonio is considered a top tourist and convention destination, with over 8 million visitors and 500,000 convention delegates annually. San Antonio is a place the military likes to call home with four air force bases and one army base. The military is the predominant public employer that has an economic impact of over $ 4.6 billion a year. The overall economy of San Antonio is a healthy mix of business services, manufacturing, health care, communications, government, and the tourism/convention industry.