Chapter 313 agreement should get AISD's OK
Dec 15, 2022
The Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote today on a proposed Chapter 313 agreement with NXP Semiconductors that would provide the district with $63.5 million in discretionary revenue that would not be subject to state recapture, allowing the district to use the money as it wishes.
Take the Opportunity Austin 5.0 Business Survey
Dec 15, 2022
As we enter 2023, Opportunity Austin is working with EY Economic Development Advisory Services to develop a new five-year strategy that will amplify existing efforts and identify new initiatives to drive Central Texas forward.
Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Presents at Opportunity Austin Meeting
Oct 18, 2022
Dr. Anthony May, Austin ISD Interim Superintendent, joined the October Opportunity Austin Economic Development Council Meeting to talk about education in Central Texas.
Opportunity Austin Receives Mac Conway Award for Fourth Year in a Row
May 3, 2022
Site Selection Magazine announced that Opportunity Austin, the Austin Chamber of Commerce economic development initiative, has been awarded the 2022 Mac Conway Award, an award given annually to the top economic development organizations in the country. This is the fourth year in a row the Chamber and Opportunity Austin has received this award.
Austin Business Journal Q&A: Austin Chamber CEO Laura Huffman talks balancing rapid growth, '22 outlook
Mar 1, 2022
The Austin Business Journal recently published a Q&A article with Austin Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Laura Huffman, discussing a 2022 outlook and how our region will continue to balance such rapid growth.
Commemorating Honorable Bruce Todd
Dec 29, 2021
We’re so saddened to hear of the passing of our friend, former Austin Mayor Bruce Todd. A pillar of the Austin community, Bruce served two terms as Mayor and spearheaded the city’s growth throughout his tenure that included recruiting major employers, most notably Samsung Austin Semiconductor, AMD, Applied Materials and the expansion of Motorola.
Samsung announces Taylor as the site for their largest-ever investment in the U.S.
Nov 23, 2021
Today, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced that it would build a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, Texas — part of the Austin region and a city of focus for Opportunity Austin.
Remembering Pike Powers
Nov 2, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that we learned of Pike Powers passing on Sunday. There are many ways to remember this giant in our community, and I hope many of you had the opportunity to work with Pike over the years.
Welcome home, Tesla!
Oct 8, 2021
Austin's “community of innovation” welcomes Tesla HQ
Business Facilities announces number one fastest-growing metros in population
Aug 4, 2021
If it isn't already known, Austin is on fire when it comes to all things growth, real estate, tech, and jobs. Our city ranked in the top 10 in 3 categories with Business Facilities for 2021 metro rankings.
Austin Chamber awarded with the Mac Conway Award by Site Selection Magazine
May 6, 2021
The Chamber has received this award five times, now for the third year in a row. This is a BIG deal! Site Selection Magazine recognizes the top local and regional economic development agencies in the US.
WalletHub announces Austin is 2021's 8th best large city to start a business
Apr 29, 2021
We all know that Austin is a great city to live, work, and thrive. But did you also know that it is one of the best large cities to start a business?