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No one is more qualified to make sense of what is happening in Austin and to keep you ahead of the curve. Each week since 1979, decision-makers have relied on his insights, analysis and perspectives to give meaning to the growth and development of Austin’s business and economy. In doing so, Neal emphasizes key aspects such as real estate, politics, government, high tech, environment, energy, transportation, and water. A national award-winning journalist and recognized business and civic leader, Neal Spelce is truly Your Authority on Austin™. For more detail on his credentials, check out the About page.
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From politics to the environment and city-wide development, the Neal Spelce Austin Letter takes the big issues and not only puts them in layman’s terms, but also makes it easy to understand why they matter to Austin and Texas. Spelce’s letter integrates news from the city’s top industries: education, high tech, government, business services and tourism. It’s critical reading for any decision-maker because it gives context to every business decision as it pertains to the future of the company – and the future of Austin.
trade association President and CEO
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C. W. Hetherly
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attorney and civic leader
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I start every Friday with the Spelce newsletter. Spelce is deeply embedded in the DNA of Austin. Fact, insight and wit are his trademark.
Engineer and former City Manager
Neal not only uncovers the news behind the news, he’s absolutely the best in providing insightful perspective – how various events impact our businesses and lives in Central Texas.
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Homer Garrison III
For many years we have been subscribers to the Austin Letter and find it to be the best source for up to the minute information about Austin. All areas are covered: politics, both state and local, business, government, education-- and in a concise manner that keeps me up to the minute. All information is verified and is appreciated by all the people I have recommended the Austin Letter to. Thank you for keeping me informed for all these years. I am your number one fan and know people in Houston who swear by the information you provide.
I’m not sure how I would run my public affairs business without the timely news each week from the Spelce Austin Letter. Neal includes all the important local news items and analysis that one just doesn’t get from newspapers or other sources. His newsletter is truly indispensible.
Public Affairs Practitioner
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Attorney and Higher Education Leader
The Neal Spelce Austin Letter keeps me abreast of not only the news, but the why. By talking to the ‘insiders’ he is able to give me information before it becomes news.
CPA and former Austin City Council Member
The Neal Spelce Austin Letter is a quick and insightful read. As a subscriber for many years, I continue to appreciate how well Neal, and staff, are on top of the topics that I find useful.
Real Estate Investments
Neal has more experience reporting from and about Austin than anyone I know, and the depth and range of his contacts is amazing. What’s more, he has a real ‘feel’ for the city. He’s so good at scooping out trends and future developments, in fact, that I sometimes suspect he uses some secret Austin Ouija board, to which he alone is privy.
TV Journalist, New York City and Austin Resident
I’ve read the Neal Spelce Austin Letter since the first issue. Sometimes Neal’s information makes me look downright smart, which is very difficult to do. The Letter consistently provides perspective. It’s a great resource for informing advice that I provide to clients in my public affairs work.
PR and Public Affairs Practitioner
Neal, I have faithfully read your newsletter for years as it is the most concise and rich reservoir of information on the critical issues facing Austin and Central Texas. Without question, you are my ‘go to source’ and keep me very well informed.
Austin Venture Capitalist
R. L. “Ron” Knight
Neal is an Austin legend who has shared his objective, cutting-edge information with loyal subscribers for decades. He is a terrific resource for issues that matter in my everyday personal and business life. I really look forward to every Friday’s edition. It’s that good!
Financial Services Industry Veteran
As a subscriber for more than 25 years, it has been my experience that The Neal Spelce Austin Letter was one of the most valuable resources read by me while President/CEO of the Texas Hospital Association; it was shared with all of our senior executives. Now, in retirement, the letter is still enjoyed for its interesting observations on Austin, state and national news, and I recommend it to friends frequently.
Retired Association Executive
What is special about The Neal Spelce Austin Letter is that it doesn’t just report what has happened, it anticipates what’s next. I like the way it cuts through the clutter, emphasizing what is important to those of us who work and live in the Austin area and are dedicated to the area’s quality of life. Sound judgment and integrity reinforces the reliability of the information. And Neal presents it in clear, concise language.
Austin Attorney and Statewide Business Leader
I have been a consistent reader of Neal Spelce’s weekly letter for more than 20 years. I have found it to be very valuable because it offers such an insightful summary of topics of interest and importance to our City and Region.
Austin Area Bank President