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.
Austin’s prosperity is no accident.
Dec 12, 2019
Austin routinely ranks among the best places in America to live and work. The community’s clear-eyed commitment to its economy is why.
Employer-assisted housing can help keep Austin affordable
Nov 25, 2019
If you work a full-time job, you should be able to afford a decent place to live with your family. But in booming cities like Austin with rising housing costs, it can be tough to find an affordable place to call home. Austin isn’t the only one — more and more communities are looking for options that leverage economic development and public resources to increase the amount of affordable housing in key areas.
Austin Chamber Board endorses proposed Texas constitutional amendments, opposes local ballot initiatives
Sep 30, 2019
On September 26, 2019 the Austin Chamber Board of Directors endorsed several proposed Texas constitutional amendments and voiced opposition to two local ballot initiatives.
2019 Washington, DC Advocacy Trip
Jun 27, 2019
The Austin Chamber of Commerce led a delegation of more than 60 people to Washington, DC to support policies that will help our region prosper.
Local Advocacy: A Year in Review
Dec 12, 2018
In 2018 the Austin Chamber of Commerce local advocacy committee achieved many successes in its efforts to keep Austin a friendly place to start or run a business. The Chamber understands that in this competitive market, employers are in a...
Polls Are Now Open in Texas
Oct 23, 2018
This past Monday, Oct. 22, early voting in Texas began. Between now and Friday, Nov. 2, you can cast your ballot for the candidates you believe will best represent you. If you are registered to vote, simply go to any...
U.S. Rep. Williams shares updates; biggest concern around Federal debt
Aug 13, 2018
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams recently spoke to Chamber Federal Advocacy Council members during a Pulse on Policy series event. “Life is retail,” he said. “You have a great product, but lots of people have great products. If you care more...