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.

  • Business Climate

    We promote business-friendly regulations by collaborating with policymakers and advocating for prudent fiscal policies.

  • Education and Workforce

    We support funding for student success and programs that enhance workforce training.

  • Infrastructure

    We advocate for commonsense policies and projects that accommodate our rapidly growing population, backing investments in mobility, transit, aviation, broadband, energy, and water to meet the needs of businesses today and tomorrow.

  • Affordability

    We support policies that prioritize attainable housing, access to childcare, and ensuring a reasonable cost of doing business.

  • Public Safety

    We advocate for funding and policies that enhance public safety and maintain Austin as a safe place to live and work.

    Our Public Safety Policy Statement

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

  • Public meeting on US 290 from Oak Hill to Dripping Springs

    The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed a project to widen and improve US 290 between FM 1826 and RM 12 in Travis and Hays counties. The proposed project aims to reconstruct and widen about 13 miles of US 290 from RM 1826 in southwest Austin to just west of RM 12 in Dripping Springs. The current four-lane, undivided roadway will transform into a six-lane divided facility with adjacent frontage roads and shared-use paths.

    Jan 4, 2024

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  • Chamber Hosts Public Safety Forum with New Interim Police Chief

    Our recent public safety forum was an insightful and crucial event aimed at addressing the multifaceted landscape of public safety in the city. With various business leaders and community representatives in attendance, the forum provided a platform to discuss the critical issues affecting Austin's safety and well-being.

    Nov 1, 2023

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Join one of our government relations councils

Government Relations Councils are comprised of local business leaders who inform the Chamber's stances on policy issues in their respective areas. Each committee meets monthly. To learn more about these committees, see our Chamber Committees.