Austin food staple, booming tech scene highlighted in Nightly News’ “Across America” special


AUSTIN (KXAN) — “One of America’s biggest boomtowns.”

That’s how Nightly News’ Lester Holt described Austin Monday night, as the NBC show broadcasted live from the Long Center.

Austin was showcased on a national stage for Nightly News’ “Across America” series, which aims to take an in-depth look at how the pandemic has affected different American cities.

A few aspects of Austin, including its booming tech scene, were highlighted for the special. Here’s a breakdown of what was covered.

Why families, tech companies are moving to Austin

It’s no secret tech companies and transplants from other states are flocking to Austin. Nightly News says a national survey showed the city is the most popular place to move during the pandemic.

One California couple whom Holt interviewed says they moved this year to spend…

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