Council Approves AthenaHealth Incentives

City council last week approved $680,000 in incentives toward AthenaHealth moving in as the primary tenant in the Seaholm Power Plant building.  Council's proponents of the incentives refer to the State money that this deal provides as well as the value of health care companies in Austin alongside the UT teaching hospital.  Opponents, though, criticize Austin's business incentives at a time when Austin's economy is growing strongly, as well as the de-emphasizing of the Seaholm Plant as a public venue.

The Austin Post's Brandon Mulder writes more here.