Austin's unique "BE"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Austin's Civic Identity

The Austin Equation is on a quest to identify Austin's civic identity, to locate which unique qualities make Austin what it is. Our path has been to start with facts, collecting data about and mapping the constituent parts of Austin's creative sub-cultures.

Some observations:
  • Austin places high value on/bias for idiosyncratic/DIY organizations as well as collaborative organizations (as opposed to personality driven)
  • Austin has a strong bias against what is perceived to be a power structure
These biases yield unique fertile ground for startups in every discipline.

What are your observations?

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