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...
Advocacy in Retrospect
Jan 11, 2018
Our end-of-year review of 2017 public policy accomplishments At best, 2017 was a passable year. We remained diligent and focused on the needs of the community through education, affordability, transportation, and workforce development. Despite the odds, our advocacy team worked...
Austin Chamber supports CAMPO chairman Will Conley’s reappointment
Jan 10, 2018
On January 8, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (CAMPO) Transportation Policy Board reappointed Will Conley as Chairman for another term. Conley will serve for an additional two years—a total of six years on the board. The Austin Chamber supported...
Exposing Central Texas students to the benefits of coding
Dec 5, 2017
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce partners with local technology groups to sponsor the first ever coding event at the Texas Capitol In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce sponsored Hour of Code at...
Texas Challenged By Flat Education Spending and Lowered Expectations
Dec 5, 2017
In a recent study reported by the Austin American-Statesman, Texas saw the sixth-highest per pupil decline in education funding levels between 2008 and 2015. “Austin is losing an astounding 42 percent—nearly half a billion dollars—to the State to pay for...
U.S. Congressman Castro talks NAFTA, DACA, and other hot topics
Nov 28, 2017
Texas Congressman talks to local businesses on legislation presented during the 115th Congress at the Austin Chamber’s fifth Pulse on Policy event Austin Chamber members heard directly from U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) as he discussed NAFTA, DACA, healthcare, and...