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City to City: From Boston to Austin

Posted by Allison Chase on November 14, 2016

With the election in hindsight and Thanksgiving approaching, it is truly beginning to feel like November. Accompanying November in Boston is that lovely brisk walk to work, two pairs of socks and the desire to go to bed at 7:30 p.m. because you haven’t seen the sunshine in hours. Just in time, City to City Boston is saying sayonara to Boston and hello to Austin, TX!

What’s City to City Boston and why is it in Austin, you ask? City to City Boston is a program of the Chamber that creates a network of community and business leaders, identifies best practices that achieve social and economic change in urban areas across the globe, and brings those ideas back to Boston. A highlight of the program is the Annual Discovery Trip. This year’s City to City cohort arrived in Austin on Sunday to learn all about how that super cool and booming city is evolving, attracting new businesses, and spurring innovation.

During the three-day trip, they’ll take in local scene at venues like the Continental Club, Austin City Limits and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum; visit thriving businesses like Dell Technologies and Google Fiber; and tour up and coming Austin neighborhoods like Austin’s fast-growing Seaholm District. Through it all, Boston-area leaders of all sectors will meet counterparts in Austin while exploring, learning and sharing best practices.

Couldn’t make the trip this year? Follow @city2cityboston and the hashtag #city2cityboston on Twitter. And make sure to stay in touch so you can hear more about our 2017 trip.