Press Releases

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce keeps its members informed of the region's business news with all the immediacy and detail of the best news services. The latest news can be found below in our News Releases and in-depth reporting can be found in our bi-monthly electronic newsletter, FOCUS and our monthly Events Calendar lets you see where your next business opportunities lie. Together, these resources provide businesses, members and interested citizens with the information they need to prosper.

October 21 Phyllis Snodgrass, IOM Named Vice Chair of West Board of Regents for U.S. Chamber Foundation's Institute for Organization Management
October 3 More Graduating High School Seniors to Get Financial Aid Thanks to Unique Partnership
September 16 Austin Business Leaders Announce 20/20 Mobility Solutions Initiative
September 16 Hutto/Taylor Site Announced as Runner-Up for Tesla Gigafactory Project
September 5 Austin Chamber of Commerce Board Announces Support for Three Key Initiatives on November Ballot
August 27 The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards
August 26 Kelly's Kids, Inc. Relocates Corporate Headquarters
August 20 Chamber Awarded Regional Innovation Award by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
August 5 The Charles Schwab Corporation Expands Austin Presence with New Campus
July 31 Chamber's Education Efforts Featured at White House-Led Event
July 24 Business Awards Finalists and Community to Select 'Most Uniquely Austin' Winner
July 23 June Expansion a Direct Result of Pro-Prosperity Partnership
July 3 UK-Based IT Recruitment Firm, Roc Search, Opens Austin Office
July 3 Austin Chamber Board Supports Reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank Charter
June 26 Austin Chamber Endorses Austin Strategic Mobility Plan
June 5 Lumina Foundation Comes to Austin, Partners with Chamber
May 7 The Austin Chamber of Commerce and SXSW Interactive Name the 2014 Spring Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups
April 3 Central Texas College/Career Readiness Rates Reach All Time High
March 31 Austin A-List Startups Receive Over $150 Million in Investments
March 31 Ottobock HealthCare, L.P. Chooses Austin, TX for Expansion of Operations
March 25 The Spirit of SXSW: Ideas Worth Spreading
March 19 Austin Chamber of Commerce and W2O Group Reveal Five Top Takeaways from SXSW Interactive 2014
March 5 Opportunity Austin 2013 Results Show Strong Gains in Central Texas Economic Prosperity
February 28 Websense Chooses Austin for Corporate Headquarters
February 21 Dropbox to Grow Operations in Austin to 200 Employees
February 6 Transit: "We need an 'all of the above' strategy"
January 31 athenahealth, Inc. Expands Operations in Austin, Texas
January 27 Austin Chamber Joins Coalition to Set High Standards for Academic Progress, Student Success
January 15 The Austin Chamber of Commerce Announces New Board Members, Recognizes Outstanding Volunteer Leaders
January 15 The Clock is Ticking on College Financial Aid
January 6 Austin Area Chambers of Commerce Partner to Support Growth of Central Texas Small Businesses
December 17 McDonald and Austin to Lead Central Texas Business Community in 2014
December 4 Enterprise Ireland Opens New Office in Austin, TX
November 14 School Districts, Leadership Recognized for Outstanding Work in Community
November 12 Central Texas Thought Leaders Support High Quality Options for Students
November 6 The Austin Chamber of Commerce and SXSW Interactive Name the 2013 Fall Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups
November 5 Oracle Chooses Austin to Create 200 Jobs
November 5 Heidrick Named "Austinite of the Year"
October 23 The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Announces Support for Two Key Initiatives on November 5th Ballot
October 15 Austin Chamber Ambassadors Lead Business Community in Fight Against Diabetes
October 3 Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Partners with Austin City Limits Music Festival To Increase College Readiness and Central Texas Prosperity
September 5 The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of 2013 Greater Austin Business Awards
September 3 British Airways Announces Premiere London-Austin Nonstop Flight
August 27 Austin-Based SPOT BPO to Expand Technical and Customer Service Operations to Support Nest Labs
August 27 Michele Skelding Named Senior Vice President of Global Technology Strategies
August 14 GateHouse Media to Establish New "Center for News and Design" in Austin, Texas
July 19 2013 Business Awards Finalists Announcement
June 21 Top 19 Most Promising Austin-Area Tech Startups Named on the 2013 Summer Austin A-List
June 10 Drew Scheberle, Sr. Vice President for Education, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, on the Governor signing House Bill 5
June 6 Austin Chamber and Austin Music People Hold Panel to Explore the Austin Brand and the Risks it is Facing
June 3 Austin Chamber Calls on Business Community to Partner with ACC and Grow Workforce Pipeline
May 31 Central Texas College Enrollment 10 Percent below the National Average
May 22 Central Texas Recognizes $13 Billion Investment in Region, Local Companies Awarded for International Business Efforts
May 15 Austin Chamber Recognized Nationally as Leading Chamber Catalyzing Clean Energy Growth and Innovation
May 7 Austin's Economic Development Efforts Earn Top Distinction from Site Selection
April 29 Reducing Number of Uninsured Texans Backed by Austin Chamber
April 25 Austin, TX Sees Continued Investment and Innovation in the First Quarter of 2013
April 19 $101 Million in College Financial Aid Awarded to Central Texas Graduating High School Seniors Based on Preliminary Aid Filings
April 11 Central Texas Mayors Gather to Present State of the Region
April 9 Statement from Austin Chamber of Commerce President Michael W. Rollins on Google Fiber Rollout to Austin, Texas
April 8 Austin Chamber Partners with South by Southwest Interactive to Name Austin's Most Promising Startups Seeking Funding
April 4 Austin ranked #1 city in nation by small business owners
April 3 Fewer Students Meeting High Standards of STAAR Tests
April 2 Statement by Austin Chamber of Commerce President Michael W. Rollins on the May 2013 Austin ISD Bond Referendum
March 27 United States Senator Ted Cruz to be Featured Speaker at Austin Chamber Luncheon
March 19 Financial Aid Submissions Down; Money for College Could Be Lost
February 20 Chamber Spotlights Austin Innovation and Business Strength Through South-By-Southwest Participation
February 1 Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce to Sponsor Cultural Trip to Cuba
January 29 Austin Chamber Announces Chief Operating Officer Promotion
January 15 Change in Leadership, Outstanding Volunteers and Austinites of the Year Recognized at Austin Chamber’s 135th Annual Meeting
December 12 Opportunity Austin Unveils New Strategy to Continue Strong Economic Development Growth in Central Texas
December 11 Visa Chooses Austin, TX for New Global IT Center
November 29 Lynn and Tom Meredith Honored as 2012 Austinites of the Year
November 28 2012 Austin Chamber Education Awards Announced
November 26 Dell President to Speak at Austin Chamber Annual State of Education
November 23 Wall Street Journal National Editor to Speak at Austin Chamber Economic Outlook
November 12 Austin Chamber Selects Little and McDonald as Incoming Chairs
October 31 The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Announces 2012 "A-List" Award Winners
October 17 HID Global Selects Austin for North American Operations Center; Investment Creates 276 jobs
October 11 Websites Now Free for Texas Businesses
October 2 Austin Area Newcomers are Moving in and Ready to Spend
September 26 Austin Fights Back Against Peak Congestion: Austin Chamber, State Senator and Community Leaders Address the Impact of High Traffic Congestion
August 31 The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Announces Winners of 2012 Greater Austin Business Awards
August 28 Austin Chamber of Commerce Assists Samsung in $4 Billion Facility Investment
August 27 Austin Chamber Endorses Sept 1 Hutto ISD Tax Election
August 7 100 Central Texas Businesses Up for 2012 Greater Austin Business Award
August 6 VUV Analytics Selected as Texas Emerging Technology Fund Recipient
August 1 Finalists Announced for the 12th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards
July 10 The Affordable Care Act is Constitutional; Austin Experts Weigh in on how Health Care Reform Impacts Business
July 9 Atlantic Coast Polymers Expands Texas Operations in Lockhart
May 31 Chamber Announces Austin TechLive; Selects Capital Factory As Partner
May 25 Business Awards Nomination Deadline Extended
May 17 Chamber Launches AustinTechSource Initiative to Recruit Experienced Tech Talent to Austin
May 3 Austin International Awards 2012
April 9 Incentives Produce Exceptionalism
April 2 Annual Education Progress Reports Released Metro Austin School Districts Focus on Increasing Post-secondary Readiness and Enrollment
March 28 Regional financial aid submission rate 33%; one remaining weekend for Chamber's Financial Aid Saturdays
March 28 Office Depot Opens New Inside Sales Organization in Austin; Creates 200 Jobs
March 20 New Deadline Announced for Funding Through Texas Emerging Technology Fund
March 6 "A Celebration of American Startups" Opens SXSW Interactive Festival
March 5 Chamber Enhances Economic Development through SXSW Participation SXSW for Economic Development
January 24 Business Leaders, SXSW Founders Recognized at Austin Chamber's 134th Annual Meeting
January 23 The Advisory Board Company to Create More Than 200 Jobs in Austin
January 18 Austin Gives: Major Philanthropic Program Launches for Local Businesses to Help Community
January 3 Chamber's Austin A-List features deserving tech startups much the way the Hollywood Blacklist promotes screenplays needing funding.
December 16 CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Discusses Economy at Annual Economic Forecast
December 8 South by Southwest Leaders Honored as 2011 Austinites of the Year
December 8 Austin Chamber Board Names Heidrick as New 2012 Chairman; Selects Little as Chairman-Elect
December 6 University of Texas at Austin Honors World-Changing Achievements of Two Faculty Inventors
November 30 Startup Texas Launches to Support State's Young Companies
November 3 State of Education: Six Ideas that Will Change the World
November 2 Try It Local Launches in Austin -- National Online Deal Service Supports Local Businesses
October 31 Austin Chamber Endorses Lake Travis ISD Bond Election
September 28 City of Pflugerville Approves Incentive Deal for Renewable Energy Manufacturer
September 1 Greater Austin Business Award Winners Announced
August 24 CHAMBER UNVEILS NEW ACOUNTABILITY INITIATIVE FOR TRANSPORTATION; BUSINESS LEADERS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS ADDRESS IMPACT OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION
August 11 BUSINESS LEADERS ARE CALLED TO ACT AT SECOND ANNUAL STATE OF TRANSPORATION EVENT
August 4 Austin accelerates economic growth and nationally-recognized innovation during first half of 2011
August 2 Office Depot Selects Austin for Sales Division
July 19 Austin Chosen as Launch City for New Google Program
July 19 Chamber Assists Electronic Arts Expansion in Austin
July 19 Austin Chosen as Launch City for New Google Program
July 12 Austin Chamber Recognized Statewide In 2010 Media Awards; Website Takes First Place, Community Map Scores Silver
June 24 The Greater Austin Technology Partnership Advances Key Initiatives to Recruit and Retain High Tech Businesses; Creation of downtown entrepreneurial startup district key focus
June 9 U.S. Chamber Recognizes Austin Chamber for Successfully Increasing College Readiness and Enrollment
June 9 RELOCATING TO AUSTIN: Chamber and Texas Monthly Launch New Guide to Greater Austin Region; Includes Regional Community Profiles of Opportunity Austin Partners
May 27 IBM SmartCamp Austin Winners Showcase Regional Innovation
May 26 2011 Austin International Awards: An Evening with the Texas Consular Corps
May 9 Biopharmaceutical Company Xeris Joins the Growing Ranks of California Businesses Relocating in Austin
May 9 Chamber's Opportunity Austin Initiative Helps Another California Technology Company Plant Roots In Austin
May 9 Altera Establishes New R&D Center in Austin
April 27 Chamber to Keep Austin Voting; Website Shares Candidate Positions on Business Issues
April 5 Chamber Announces Co-chairs for 2011 D.C. Advocacy Visit
April 5 City of Austin & Chamber accelerate time-to-market for innovative solar photovoltaic inverter
February 28 Austin School Board Should Declare Financial Exigency
February 10 FireFly LED Lighting Selected as Texas Emerging Technology Fund Recipient
February 10 RadioMedix Selected as Texas Emerging Technology Fund Recipient
January 11 Chamber Names New 2011 Board Members
December 21 Austin Chamber to Honor Lance Armstrong as 2010 Austinite of the Year
December 9 Austin Chamber Prepares for City Council Vote to Help Create 450 Jobs
December 8 Austin Chamber Economic Forecast Media Advisory
December 1 Austin Chamber Board Names Entrepreneur as New 2011 Chairman
November 30 New Deadlines Announced for Funding Through Texas Emerging Technology Fund
November 19 Austin Chamber Board Selects New 2011 Chair; Names Chair-Elect to Serve in 2012
November 19 2010 Texas Gloabal Intellectual Property Summit Media Advisory
November 9 Austin Chamber of Commerce Selects Texas Monthly Custom Publishing as Official Publisher
November 4 Austin Innovators and Entrepreneurs Series to Feature Luminary; Mayor
November 3 Austin Chamber Announces 2010 Texas Global Intellectual Property Summit
October 13 Opportunity Austin Welcomes Environmental Systems Corporation
September 13 Human Capital Strategies for Better Schools: Chamber Roundtable Addresses Austin ISD Vision
September 13 Austin Mayor and City Manager to be Honored at Chamber's Quarterly Investors Meeting
August 19 More Austin-Area Students to Enroll in College with 15% Increase in Financial Aid Submissions
August 10 New Deadline Announced for Funding Through Texas Emerging Technology Fund
July 16 Samsung Electronics Begins $3.6B Expansion of Austin, TX Facility for its System LSI Business
July 14 Austin Chamber Vice President Recognized as Champion of Small Business
July 1 National Scooter Company Relocates Global Headquarters to Pflugerville, Texas
May 25 300 New Jobs Expected as HostGator Expands to Austin

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