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!
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.
The latest City of Austin COVID-19 orders and ordinances
Nov 19, 2020
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and due to an increase in confirmed cases and hospitalizations, interim Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott announced that Austin is now under stage 4 coronavirus guidelines.
Understanding the Austin CPG scene
Nov 17, 2020
From western boots to popcorn, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) have become one of the strongest segments of the Austin startup scene. On November 12th, SXSW's chief programming officer Hugh Forrest interviewed Kirstin Ross, managing director at SKU and Aimy Steadman, founder & COO of Future/Proof and founding board member of Naturally Austin to discuss why Austin has become such a hot spot for this kind of entrepreneurial activity and what the next wave of CPG activity could bring to Central Texas.
2020 State of Talent & Education
Nov 10, 2020
On Tuesday, November 10th we were joined by business, education, and community leaders to recognize regional progress on developing future talent across public and higher education and explore the ways we can shrink opportunity gaps, deepen our regional talent pool to help power companies’ growth, and build a more inclusive economy..
Fed adjusts terms of Main Street Lending Program to target smaller businesses
Nov 2, 2020
On October 30th, the Federal Reserve Board adjusted the terms of the Main Street Lending Program in two important ways to better target support to smaller businesses that employ millions of workers and are facing continued revenue shortfalls due to the pandemic.
Austin MSA K12 Reopening Dates
Oct 28, 2020
Your updated list of school reopening information and online resources
International Biz Advantage: Texas & Canada
Oct 22, 2020
The U.S. and Canada have one of the world’s most comprehensive trading relationships and the largest investment relationship. Texas and Canada are often referred to as “a match made in heaven” because in addition to lifestyles and attitudes, they have complementary business interests and investments. On Tuesday, October 20, we heard from four distinguished leaders who shared how to think more globally and take advantage of this powerful alliance.
Meet the women now leading Austin’s chambers of commerce
Oct 22, 2020
The Austin business community finds strength in our diversity, and our chambers of commerce represent all of us. Notably, all local chambers are now run by women. On Wednesday, October 14, we were joined by Mayor Steve Adler, the local chamber CEOs, and Jeremiah Bentley of Texas Mutual to explore ways we can continue to collaborate and strengthen our local business ecosystem.
Planning your social and holiday events
Oct 21, 2020
Things are different this year, and many social events and gatherings will not be the same, or happening at all. To help you plan, we've made a list of how these iconic Austin events will be taking place for the remainder of the year.
Google Career Certificates & the IT talent of tomorrow
Sep 25, 2020
On Thursday, September 17, we learned how Google Career Certificates foster opportunity for non-traditional IT workers to kickstart a technical career. We were joined by experts from Google, as well as other area employers and workforce partners.