IBM Austin – 50th Anniversary
I was featured as one of the proud IBMers who made a difference in impacting the community over the past 50 years.
IBM built an enormous presence over the past 50 years. IBM’s Austin workforce grew from 500 people working at a typewriter plant in 1967 to an estimated 6,000 today. What they do is a microcosm of IBM’s global operations, and a testament to how much the company has changed from its days as a computer and electronics manufacturer.
Today, IBM’s operations in Austin bear little resemblance to a typewriter manufacturing plant, which no longer exists. That plant was torn down years ago, and the land it sat on is now home to a Nordstrom department store at the Domain development in North Austin.
Generations of Austin IBMers share their stories and celebrate IBM’s enduring impact on the community over the past 50 years.