87th Texas Legislative Session webinar recap
Jun 11, 2021
On Tuesday, June 8th, we hosted a recap of this year's legislative session, where we heard an update on the Chamber's policy priorities and members of the Central Texas delegation shared session highlights.
Inside the Capitol with the Texas Legislative Black Caucus
Mar 17, 2021
On March 12th, we welcomed Chairwoman Nicole Collier, Senator Royce West and Representative Sheryl Cole to discuss the priorities of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus during the 87th Texas Legislative Session. The panel was moderated by Nikelle Meade of Husch Blackwell.
Inside the Capitol with the Mexican American Legislative Caucus
Feb 15, 2021
The Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) of the Texas House of Representatives is the largest and oldest Latino Caucus in the U.S. On February 12, we welcomed Chairman Rafael Anchía and Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Policy Chair to talk about the priorities of MALC during the 87th Legislative Session.
Inside the Capitol with Comptroller Glenn Hegar
Feb 2, 2021
On January 29th, we were joined for a special Pulse on Policy conversation with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, who monitors Texas' financial health to ensure it maintains strong fund balances.
Celebrating 20 years of the Greater Austin Business Awards
Dec 18, 2020
On December 8th, the Greater Austin Business Awards celebrated businesses in the region, recognizing the people and companies that have demonstrated a unique vision, innovation, and best business practices.
Regional Mobility 2020
Dec 3, 2020
From I-35 to electric vehicles to light rail, mobility in Austin is changing. On November 30th, we heard from leading elected officials and policymakers on how transportation will create jobs and change the way we move in Central Texas.
Economic Outlook: 2021
Nov 26, 2020
Our premier economic forecast event on November 18th provided an analysis and predictions for economic recovery with a special report on how industries are pressing the re-start button. We heard from key business sectors that are laying the groundwork for success.
Understanding the Austin CPG scene
Nov 17, 2020
From western boots to popcorn, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) have become one of the strongest segments of the Austin startup scene. On November 12th, SXSW's chief programming officer Hugh Forrest interviewed Kirstin Ross, managing director at SKU and Aimy Steadman, founder & COO of Future/Proof and founding board member of Naturally Austin to discuss why Austin has become such a hot spot for this kind of entrepreneurial activity and what the next wave of CPG activity could bring to Central Texas.
2020 State of Talent & Education
Nov 10, 2020
On November 10th we were joined by business, education, and community leaders to recognize regional efforts to develop future talent across public and higher education and explore ways we can shrink opportunity gaps, deepen our regional talent pool to help power companies’ growth, and build a more inclusive economy.
International Biz Advantage: Texas & Canada
Oct 22, 2020
The U.S. and Canada have one of the world’s most comprehensive trading relationships and the largest investment relationship. Texas and Canada are often referred to as “a match made in heaven” because in addition to lifestyles and attitudes, they have complementary business interests and investments. On Tuesday, October 20, we heard from four distinguished leaders who shared how to think more globally and take advantage of this powerful alliance.
Meet the women now leading Austin’s chambers of commerce
Oct 22, 2020
The Austin business community finds strength in our diversity, and our chambers of commerce represent all of us. Notably, all local chambers are now run by women. On Wednesday, October 14, we were joined by Mayor Steve Adler, the local chamber CEOs, and Jeremiah Bentley of Texas Mutual to explore ways we can continue to collaborate and strengthen our local business ecosystem.
Google Career Certificates & the IT talent of tomorrow
Sep 25, 2020
On Thursday, September 17, we learned how Google Career Certificates foster opportunity for non-traditional IT workers to kickstart a technical career. We were joined by experts from Google, as well as other area employers and workforce partners.