City of Austin partners with Florence, Italy

A new cooperation agreement between the City of Austin and Florence, Italy has been announced.

The agreement is meant to encourage educational, cultural and business collaborations between the cities.

They also intend to exchange best practices and build relationships helping local residents and institutions.


"By building bridges across continents, we are strengthening global connections and paving the way for a brighter future," Austin Major Kirk Watson said in a statement.

This comes as part of the City of Austin's plan to grow international partnerships promoting economic growth.