Our priorities

We work together with a bipartisan group of elected officials and policymakers to ensure our entire state continues to plan for growth, improve infrastructure, and reform property taxes and school finance.


  • Economic development

    We advocate for economic development tools that are crucial to job creation.

  • Investment capital & innovation

    We support partnerships between private industry and academia and the Governor’s University Research Initiative.

  • Transportation

    We advocate for project delivery and funding that supports urban congestion relief and enables innovative transportation technologies.

  • K-12

    We support policies that educate and prepare each generation for college, a career, or the military, that will help every Texan pay their bills and provide for their families.

  • Higher education & talent

    We support continuing TEXAS Grant scholarships, classifying computer science courses as CTE, and increasing opportunities for students to pursue dual-credit and P-TECH course offerings.

  • Regulatory environment

    We support a consistent regulatory environment for municipal governments and promote flexible employer hiring practices.


  • State legislative agenda

    The Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously approved recommendations for the 86th legislative session designed to ensure Texas remains competitive.

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