September 4th, 2006On this day in different years

As Conference Begins, Austin Officials Mull Game Biz Incentives

The start of this week's Austin Game Conference has sparked local discussions on how to attract more developers to the Central Texas city.

As reported by the Austin American-Statesman, a volunteer organization known as the Digital Media Council is working with government officials to attract gaming talent - and hold on to local companies in light of competition from gaming hubs like Seattle and Los Angeles.

"The major new product driver for every single one of our high-tech employers is video games," said City Council member Brewster McCracken (left). "So if you have to become a global leader... you better pay attention to this industry."
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