City of Austin reopens Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund
Aug 10, 2020
The City of Austin Economic Development Department is reopening the Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund on August 10, 2020 to reach additional local musicians facing hardships due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Economic Impact of Diversity
Jul 30, 2020
On Wednesday, July 15, the Austin Chamber, in partnership with the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, hosted a webinar conversation with local business and government leaders to discuss diversity and the economic importance of nondiscrimination.
Mid-year economic update: What does recovery look like?
Jul 29, 2020
On Tuesday, July 21st, we were joined by RSM’s Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas as he covered the economic impact of the pandemic, monetary and fiscal policy responses, and what economic recovery may look like.
A preview of Austin's proposed budget
Jul 16, 2020
On Thursday, July 16, we were joined by City Manager Spencer Cronk, who provided a preview of the proposed 2020-2021 City of Austin budget.
The latest City of Austin COVID-19 orders and ordinances
Jul 10, 2020
On Monday, June 22, Mayor Steve Adler released new orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
What you need to know about reopening the state of Texas
Jul 2, 2020
Stay informed regrading Texas policies and the spread of COVID-19 here.
SD14 candidate forum recap
Jun 29, 2020
On Wednesday, June 24, the Austin Chamber, in partnership with our sister chambers, hosted a forum with the candidates for Texas Senate District 14 previously held by Senator Kirk Watson.
Transitioning back to the workplace: How to navigate, stay safe and avoid liability
Jun 24, 2020
A recap of the June 18th webinar
400,000 free masks for locally owned small businesses in Austin
Jun 22, 2020
Austin Emergency Supply Foundation provides free masks to small businesses and organizations in Austin that cannot afford masks and sells masks to those who can.
Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses
Jun 17, 2020
You can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) lending program and additional lenders approved by the Department of Treasury.
Travis County launches small business grant program
Jun 16, 2020
Businesses within Travis County that are outside of the Austin city limits may qualify for grants of up to $40,000 for economic relief, and businesses must complete the pre-eligibility questionnaire no later than July 3.
SAFE at Work Act with Senator Cornyn
Jun 10, 2020
On Tuesday, June 9, we hosted a webinar conversation on the SAFE at Work Act with Senator Cornyn and small business leaders.