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

  • Capitol Advocacy Day 2023 Recap

    The Austin Chamber of Commerce hosted our 2023 Capitol Advocacy Day on March 1. The Chamber plays a critical role in shaping policy at the state level that grows our economy, addresses affordability, bolsters our regional infrastructure and strengthens our workforce for generations to come.

    Mar 8, 2023

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  • Austin is a model for American tech innovation and lawmakers can help secure its future

    This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on CHIPS Act legislation that would invest billions to strengthen semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing domestically, sparking hundreds of billions in additional private investment. These investments would clear the way for our nation—and Texas—to secure its position as a top player in this vital industry.

    Jul 26, 2022

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Join one of our government relations councils

Government Relations Councils (GRC's for short) are comprised of local business leaders who inform the Chamber's stances on policy issues in thier respective areas. Each committee meets monthly. The State & Federal Government Relations Council meets on the first Friday of every month from 10:30AM-12:00PM while the Regional/Local Government Relations Council meets every third Monday of the month from 1:00-2:00PM.