What you need to know about reopening the state of Texas
May 26, 2020
On Monday May 18, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference where he announced that he will be issuing an Executive Order to expand openings of certain businesses and activities.
Opening Central Texas for Business task force update
May 8, 2020
The task force has submitted the first round of recommendations to Judge Eckhardt and Mayor Adler, which is its first work product and represents our best efforts to strike a balance between public health and reopening the economy.
Webinar recap: Flattening the curve and successfully reopening the Central Texas economy with TX State Rep. Donna Howard
Apr 22, 2020
On Wednesday, April 22, we were joined by Texas State Representative Donna Howard as she provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and what is needed to safely and successfully restart the Central Texas economy – from a healthcare perspective as well as business perspective.
Chamber signs on to joint letter urging unity among North American trading partners
Apr 9, 2020
The Austin Chamber has joined other business and community organizations in signing a joint letter to Secretary Dr. Jorge Alcocer Varela of the Mexican Ministry of Health requesting "unity among the vital trading partners in North America."
Chamber advocates for startups and small tech inclusion in the CARES Act
Apr 1, 2020
The Austin Chamber has signed onto a letter urging inclusion for venture-backed startups in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Gov. Abbott allows exceptions for essential activities and services
Mar 31, 2020
Gov. Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order that allows “exceptions for essential activities and services based on DHS CISA guidelines.
Chamber and partners request Stay at Home - Work Safe order exemption for construction
Mar 26, 2020
The Chamber has signed a joint letter to Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Austin Mayor Steve Adler, requesting both residential and commercial construction are made exempt from Stay at Home - Work Safe orders.
City of Austin, Travis County, and Williamson County issue shelter-in-place orders
Mar 24, 2020
The orders are in effect through April 13, 2020.
Austin Chamber and Austin Regional Manufacturers Association urge exemptions for manufacturing and IT industries
Mar 21, 2020
Guidelines from CISA identify the manufacturing and information technology industries as essential to our national workforce's critical infrastructure.
A letter to the Texas congressional delegation re: transit funding
Mar 20, 2020
Mobility and traffic congestion reduction is one of the Chamber’s top policy priorities.