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...
Innovation, Research, Immigration Reform are key to Austin’s future
Jun 12, 2018
For the second year in a row, Austin was recently named Best City to Live in America by U.S. News & World Report, and every day about 110 net new people are in the region. People are coming to the...
City Council Member Flannigan Talks Jobs and Affordable Housing with the Chamber
May 1, 2018
Last Friday, Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan joined Central Texas businesses during the Chamber’s monthly Local Advocacy Council to talk policy matters important to our membership. The Local Advocacy Council advocates for businesses, informs members of local community efforts,...
The call for leaders, a population influx, and captivating workers: essential themes of State of Talent
Apr 24, 2018
On April 19, the Greater Austin Chamber provided members an outlet to converse about the most pressing hiring issues employers face today. In addition to an inspiring presentation on identifying and promoting leaders by Dell Technologies SVP Jennifer Saavedra, members...