The Chamber

Investing in Community through Chamber Membership

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,900+ business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Its mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for our members.

Investing in the Austin community through Chamber membership supports a program of work that includes economic development, education and talent development, public policy, transportation and infrastructure, as well as business attraction, retention, and expansion.

The Austin Chamber builds its program of work around the three core principles an investment in membership brings: connection, impact and prosperity. Serving as the voice of the business community since 1877, the Chamber is as enduring as the Austin community and as current as the newest start-up.

The Chamber fulfills its mission in Central Texas by:

  • generating business opportunities and focusing on community and economic initiatives;
  • creating an environment for sustained prosperity and future success through public policy;
  • leading economic development efforts in business attraction, retention and expansion;
  • developing and attracting talent for your company's current and future job growth; and
  • providing an opportunity for business growth through networking and education.

The professional staff at Austin Chamber works to connect your business to opportunities for economic success.

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Austin is really the center of activity in Texas and we believe it's a terrific location to attract top talent for our company. We believe Austin offers us the opportunity to create quality products today and develop new products in the future based on its attractive talent pool.
David Arkin, Vice President of Content & Audience, GateHouse Media

The Census Bureau reports that 40.5% of Austin area residents age 25 and over hold a bachelor’s degree, well over the national average of 29.1% in 2012.