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    Military solidifies interest in Austin innovation by taking over part of Capital Factory
    In another sign of how the military is doing things differently with its growth in Austin, the Center for Defense Innovation opened Feb. 22 at the Capital Factory. It will be home to the Army Futures Command Army Applications Lab, the Air Force's AFWERX innovation unit, the Department of Defense?s Defense Innovation Unit and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Consulting firm Virginia-based Booz Allen Hamilton also has space there. At the Feb. 21 opening, suit-wearing politicians and?


    As Silicon Valley falters, tech execs say Austin among world's most promising tech hubs
    Apple Inc. is steering $1 billion and thousands more workers to Austin. Google Inc. is eating up Austin office space like no one else. Amazon.com Inc.'s Central Texas workforce also is growing by leaps and bounds, and Facebook Inc. is falling in line with plans to flood a couple of Austin's newest office towers with fresh talent. The rush to Austin by Silicon Valley companies continues, which adds credence to a new study that doesn't bode well for the world's strongest tech hub. In the next four?


    Report shows booming music industry; Some musicians still sounding alarm
    A Texas Music Economic Impact Study shows that the music industry in the Lone Star State generated 2,000 new jobs and an additional $1.1 billion in 2018. Still, some Austin musicians believe there could be a lot of improvement in how that money trickles down. Musicians "are making like $1,100 to $20,000 a year. So, you do the math," Brannen Temple, a drummer for 30 years on Austin's music scene, told KXAN News. Longtime music venue owner Bob Woody pointed out musicians may have to live in Round?


    Amazon's driverless car strategy comes into focus
    Amazon's strategy for driverless technologies ? whether for drones, trucks or mobile pick-up pods ? and how it could be applied to delivery is starting to come into focus with recent investments, partnerships and patent applications.


    Hutto's Co-Op District lands Top Notch Hamburgers
    Hutto's Co-Op District has landed another tenant and this one comes with some history. For its second location, Top Notch Hamburgers will open a store at the 35-acre mixed-use project in the Williamson County suburb. Founded in 1971, Top Notch has been selling burgers and fried chicken for nearly four decades from its location on Burnet Road and is regarded by many as an Austin institution. The Co-Op District has also landed Southside Market barbecue restaurant and Flix Brewhouse movie theater?


    Chicago firm enters Austin market by acquiring Westlake apartments for $58M
    The new owner of the luxury apartment community on Lake Austin has some big plans to renovate all of the units as well as amenity spaces. It just paid more than $240,000 a unit for Nalle Woods.


    Mainstream mentoring: From Bain & Co. to National Geographic, companies create connections
    Editor's note: Bizwomen Mentoring Monday is Feb. 25. Support and learn from businesswomen in the Austin area while creating meaningful career connections. Get tickets here and check out who the mentors will be here. Connecting colleagues through mentoring is ?an evergreen part of building successful careers? at Fidelity Investments Inc., said Amy Philbrook, head of diversity and inclusion at the financial services giant.  ?I?m a big personal believer in the power of mentoring,? she said.?


    Austin's fittest companies, workers honored: Winners of 2019 BizFit Challenge share advice
    Fitness is more than just a fad in many Austin offices. The winners in our second annual BizFit Challenge prove that. The competing companies host walking and yoga clubs, offer childcare for busy moms and dads to find time to work out and serve healthy meals. And the individuals crowned as the fittest workers in the city showed true grit, waking up before the crack of dawn at times to break a sweat and finding ways to incorporate fitness into many aspects of their daily lives, including their commutes. The?


    Journal Profile: Mindy Raymond has her finger on the pulse of the Texas film industry
    Mindy Raymond has received expert advice from Academy-Award winning actress Melissa Leo and promoted a new film at the Sundance Film Festival. Here's how a life in the entertainment industry has shaped the president of New Republic Studios.


    Capital Gains: Awesome ATX innovators praised; Pedicabs burn
    On page 3 of the Austin Business Journal's weekly edition, we publish our Capital Gains column ? tidbits of news, talk and speculation. Here's what we saw this week... WHO RUNS THE WORLD? THESE GIRLS, ONE DAY Girl Day returns Feb. 23 to the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT for the 18th consecutive year. School officials said more than 12,000 girls from throughout the state will attend the educational event, which is scheduled to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Highlights will include?