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

  • Austin’s prosperity is no accident.

    Austin routinely ranks among the best places in America to live and work. The community’s clear-eyed commitment to its economy is why.

    Dec 12, 2019

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  • Employer-assisted housing can help keep Austin affordable

    If you work a full-time job, you should be able to afford a decent place to live with your family. But in booming cities like Austin with rising housing costs, it can be tough to find an affordable place to call home. Austin isn’t the only one — more and more communities are looking for options that leverage economic development and public resources to increase the amount of affordable housing in key areas.

    Nov 25, 2019

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