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

  • ATX in D.C. - Austin Chamber's Federal Advocacy Visit 2024

    Austin Chamber’s delegation of 60 members were in Washington D.C. from June 11-13 for our sold-out Federal Advocacy Visit. From the moment the group landed in D.C., they had a whirlwind slate of meetings, convenings, and events spanning across every facet of Federal Advocacy.

    Jun 18, 2024

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  • Samsung Electronics to receive up to $6.4 billion in direct funding under the CHIPS and Science Act

    On April 15, Samsung Electronics welcomed U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to its new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, Texas, at an event to announce up to $6.4 billion in direct funding to Samsung as part of the CHIPS and Science Act.

    May 16, 2024

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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.