Our priorities

We play a key role in shaping a policy environment that helps our economy grow, addresses affordability, and helps people pay their bills, provide for their families, and achieve prosperity. We are working with policymakers and elected officials to make this a reality.

  • Job creation

    We promote economic policies to help attract new employers and expand existing job creators in the area.

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  • Education & talent

    We collaborate with policymakers and elected officials to enact policies that invest in our students and upskill our talent pool.

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  • Regional mobility

    We advocate for commonsense policies and transportation projects that accommodate our rapidly growing population.

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  • Innovation

    We support policies that ensure the Austin region remains a leader in innovation.

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  • Affordability

    We need to ensure the cost of living remains competitive to those who want to create jobs or move to Austin.

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  • Air services

    We work with our partners to increase nonstop domestic and international flights.

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Where your voice matters

  • Local

    We help make the Austin region affordable for both businesses and their employees by having a voice on local policies that matter.

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  • State

    Our state legislative agenda supports policies that improve the overall job creation, health and prosperity of the Texas economy.

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  • Federal

    We advocate for smart federal policies that support employers, nurture entrepreneurs, and invest in the working success of our city.

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Recent news

  • The right to vote is essential

    Earlier this month, the Austin Chamber Board of Directors convened to address the Texas Legislature special session agenda. Read the article for the full statement on the right to vote.

    Jul 30, 2021

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  • Our FAFSA competition promotes so much more than higher education

    Part of the mission of the Austin Chamber is to invest in our high school students to help prepare them for success in college, careers, or the military. To help break down financial barriers to college, the Austin Chamber held a FAFSA contest asking students attending eligible public schools to create a video inspiring their fellow classmates to file and submit their FAFSA application.

    Jul 26, 2021

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Join the Government Relations Council

The Government Relations Council is comprised of local business leaders who inform the Chamber's stances on policy issues. This committee meets monthly.