Chamber Hosts Public Safety Forum with New Interim Police Chief
Nov 1, 2023
Our recent public safety forum was an insightful and crucial event aimed at addressing the multifaceted landscape of public safety in the city. With various business leaders and community representatives in attendance, the forum provided a platform to discuss the critical issues affecting Austin's safety and well-being.
Unlocking Growth and Promoting Sustainability: Partner with CapMetro
Aug 15, 2023
The CapMetro for Business program, an innovative initiative from CapMetro, can help you meet your sustainability goals and offer commute options for your employees. Especially if you’re currently recruiting in Austin, set yourself apart from the competition by branding your company as an environmental leader and public transportation sponsor.
Statement from the Austin Chamber on the Proposed City Budget
Aug 3, 2023
Following the release of the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 proposed City of Austin Budget, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement.
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.