Site Selection Magazine announced that Opportunity Austin, the Austin Chamber of Commerce economic development initiative, has been awarded the 2022 Mac Conway Award, an award given annually to the top economic development organizations in the country. This is the fourth year in a row the Chamber and Opportunity Austin has received this award.
This honor stems from the Chamber’s success in closing economic development deals with companies including Samsung, Tesla, and Apple. Opportunity Austin has helped the region create thousands of new jobs by recruiting new companies, helping existing companies expand jobs and entrepreneurs create new companies and jobs.
The Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher H. McKinley “Mac” Conway, are awarded to the top 20 local and regional U.S. economic development groups based on an index of corporate job creation and facility-related capital investment data calculated both cumulatively and per capita.
About Opportunity Austin
Opportunity Austin is the economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in the five-county Central Texas region. Top priorities include boosting economic diversification to proactively strengthen the economy, deepening the talent pool through development and attraction, and keeping the Greater Austin region attractive to entrepreneurs, business leaders and site selectors through advocacy on issues such as a comprehensive regional transportation system and regional collaboration. Since 2004, Opportunity Austin has helped bring more than 500,000 total jobs to the Austin region. Learn more about Opportunity Austin here.
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