City opens Austin Legacy Business Relief grant
Feb 16, 2021
Opening February 16, 2021, the Austin Legacy Business Relief Grant is a $5 million fund offering COVID-19 financial assistance to local businesses that have called Austin home for at least 20 years. Eligible applicants could receive $20,000 in emergency funding, with the opportunity to receive enhanced funding up to $140,000 to cover operating expenses.
Inside the Capitol with the Mexican American Legislative Caucus
Feb 15, 2021
The Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) of the Texas House of Representatives is the largest and oldest Latino Caucus in the U.S. On February 12, we welcomed Chairman Rafael Anchía and Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Policy Chair to talk about the priorities of MALC during the 87th Legislative Session.
Inside the Capitol with Comptroller Glenn Hegar
Feb 2, 2021
On January 29th, we were joined for a special Pulse on Policy conversation with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, who monitors Texas' financial health to ensure it maintains strong fund balances.
Economic recovery: The changing workplace
Feb 1, 2021
On January 21st, we were joined by industry experts to discuss how employers are staying safe during COVID-19 and which practices may be here to stay.
Celebrating 20 years of the Greater Austin Business Awards
Dec 18, 2020
On December 8th, the Greater Austin Business Awards celebrated businesses in the region, recognizing the people and companies that have demonstrated a unique vision, innovation, and best business practices.
What it’s like to be a chef during COVID-19 with Trulucks’ Chef Brian Wubbena
Dec 15, 2020
There is no getting around it, it is a strange new world out there. And while there is plenty to mope about, it is exciting for us to pivot and embrace the challenge of it all. Always relying on typed recipes and in-person visits to explain preparation, is no longer a viable option.
Treasury Department moves to end select pandemic-era lending programs
Dec 7, 2020
Risks to the economic outlook have been rising recently because an array of benefits meant to blunt the economic downturn are scheduled to expire on Dec. 31. Those risks increased on Thursday when the Treasury Department told the Federal Reserve that it would not extend nine of the 13 liquidity and lending programs aimed at easing the effects of the pandemic.
Regional Mobility 2020
Dec 3, 2020
From I-35 to electric vehicles to light rail, mobility in Austin is changing. On November 30th, we heard from leading elected officials and policymakers on how transportation will create jobs and change the way we move in Central Texas.
Keeping up with Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Dec 1, 2020
Samsung Austin Semiconductor has been a proud member of the Central Texas community for more than two decades, and we’re looking forward to celebrating our 25th birthday in February!
Economic Outlook: 2021
Nov 26, 2020
Our premier economic forecast event on November 18th provided an analysis and predictions for economic recovery with a special report on how industries are pressing the re-start button. We heard from key business sectors that are laying the groundwork for success.
What the Austin Chamber is thankful for this year
Nov 23, 2020
What a year 2020 has been. Despite the chaos, uncertainty, and lack of what we thought would happen this year, we are hopeful. We are thankful. We are excited to sit around a table with loved ones and lots of food to share what we are grateful for this year.
The year ahead: Resilience, recovery, and reimagination
Nov 23, 2020
A series of cross currents in public health, public policy and economics will shape growth conditions across the American economy during the year ahead. The juxtaposition of an intensifying pandemic and the encouraging developments in the race to find a vaccine is the perfect metaphor for growth over the next year.