Enhance the Contribution to Austin's Creative and Cultural Environment Necessary for Recruitment and Retention of Talent
Committee on Business Productivity Recommendation: Recruitment and Retention
The Austin region already possesses an overall set of qualities making it attractive for technology and other company relocations and new company start-ups. UT Austin makes significant contributions to the intellectual and cultural capital of Austin which account for these factors. The teaching and cultural units of the University making this contribution such as the Blanton Museum, Harry Ransom Center, Bass Music Hall, etc. deserve continued strong support.
Technology Commercialization Committee Response:
This recommendation is being implemented by means of a strategy that integrates the University’s cultural programing more fully into its University-level communications. To the extent that the University develops a regional outreach program for business leaders, for example, the University’s cultural calendar might be part of that outreach. Likewise, the University’s commercialization and entrepreneurship portal can serve as a dissemination vehicle for information about the cultural assets of the University.