All things entrepreneurship with Leigh Christie

Leigh Christie, SVP for Global Technology and Innovation at the Chamber, joined Silicon Hills News' Laura Lorek on Ideas to Voices Podcast. Leigh discusses entrepreneurship from how the pandemic has affected businesses locally to how she's able to virtually connect entrepreneurs from across the globe to Austin.

Celebrating new leadership

The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce recently named Fang Fang as president and CEO of the GAACC. This means all the Austin-area chambers are woman-led!

Interested in meeting the women leading the charge? Join us on October 14 for a virtual conversation featuring all six leaders.

  • Tina Cannon

    President & CEO
    Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

  • Tam Hawkins

    President & CEO
    Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

  • Diana Maldonado

    President & CEO
    Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Fang Fang

    President & CEO
    Greater Austin Asian Chamber

  • Laura Huffman

    President & CEO
    Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

  • Alyssia Palacios-Woods

    President & CEO
    Austin Young Chamber of Commerce

Keeping our fingers on the pulse of the Central Texas economy

The Austin Chamber is dedicated to top-tier research, enabling you to make the most informed business decisions.

Austin's thriving life sciences sector in particular has evolved into a well-rounded representation of the industry as a whole. The region has become a hub for both established and emerging companies that are changing the face of healthcare. Triumvira Immunologics Inc. recently announced a successful $55 million Series A financing round, bringing its total funding to $65 million. The biopharmaceutical startup specializes in engineering T-cells to fight off cancers.

Austin Business Journal's coverage of the announcement cite's Chamber research, saying:

“The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has identified life sciences as one of its key industries. Pharmaceutical companies compose 16% of the 279 life science employers in the Austin metro.”

In this Austin Business Journal article digging into jobless claims and Austin's economic recovery, the Chamber's research is again cited:

“The Austin area actually added 3,700 jobs in July, bringing the metro's job losses due to the pandemic down to 68,000, according to the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Five sectors have actually seen job growth over the past year: financial activities; manufacturing; transportation, warehousing and utilities; construction and natural resources; and professional and business services.”

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