Texas 88th Legislative Session Wrap Up
Jun 7, 2023
The 88th legislative session has ended, and staff and partners have spent countless hours at the Capitol over the last few months working to make sure legislation that would help the Austin region was successful.
Chamber & Opportunity Austin Host Luncheon with Governor Greg Abbott
Mar 23, 2023
On Wednesday, March 22 the Austin Chamber and Opportunity Austin hosted a State of the State luncheon with Governor Greg Abbott, who shared his priorities for the Texas Legislature. The event was open to Austin Chamber Board Members and Chairman's Circle Members, Opportunity Austin Board Members and lead investors, and our regional partners.
Capitol Advocacy Day 2023 Recap
Mar 8, 2023
The Austin Chamber of Commerce hosted our 2023 Capitol Advocacy Day on March 1. The Chamber plays a critical role in shaping policy at the state level that grows our economy, addresses affordability, bolsters our regional infrastructure and strengthens our workforce for generations to come.
Austin is a model for American tech innovation and lawmakers can help secure its future
Jul 26, 2022
This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on CHIPS Act legislation that would invest billions to strengthen semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing domestically, sparking hundreds of billions in additional private investment. These investments would clear the way for our nation—and Texas—to secure its position as a top player in this vital industry.
Chamber Leads Group of 60 to Washington DC on Advocacy Trip
Jun 29, 2022
The Austin Chamber of Commerce convened more than 60 community leaders from Central Texas for a trip to Washington D.C. to meet with elected officials and agency leaders about issues impacting the region.
The right to vote is essential
Jul 30, 2021
Earlier this month, the Austin Chamber Board of Directors convened to address the Texas Legislature special session agenda. Read the article for the full statement on the right to vote.
Our FAFSA competition promotes so much more than higher education
Jul 26, 2021
Part of the mission of the Austin Chamber is to invest in our high school students to help prepare them for success in college, careers, or the military. To help break down financial barriers to college, the Austin Chamber held a FAFSA contest asking students attending eligible public schools to create a video inspiring their fellow classmates to file and submit their FAFSA application.
May 2021 City of Austin propositions voter guide
Mar 29, 2021
There will be eight propositions on the May 1 City of Austin ballot. This guide details all propositions to provide general summaries for additional context as well as the Chamber Board positions on the items.
Hear what RSM has to say about President Biden's tax plan
Feb 5, 2021
President Joe Biden’s tax plan gained new life on Jan. 5, when Democrats swept the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. The victories positioned the Democratic Party to control the White House and Congress beginning Jan. 20, albeit by narrow majorities in both chambers.
It’s census time, and every person counts
Oct 5, 2020
It's not too late: you can still complete the 2020 Census today. From health clinics to fire departments to schools, the census can shape many different aspects of our community. By filling out your census form, you’re helping to make sure every Texan is counted!
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.
How to vote in a primary election
Feb 21, 2020
Here’s a primer to the 2020 primary election in Texas to (hopefully) answer most of your election questions.