Job growth & unemployment
Oct 22, 2019
Austin added 36,511 net new jobs, growth of 3.4%, in the 12 months ending in September, making Austin the 15th fastest growing Texas metro.
Opportunity Austin Conducts Northern California Market Trip
Oct 17, 2019
In September an Opportunity Austin delegation traveled to Northern California to meet with site selectors, headquarters of companies who have a presence in the Austin region, and companies considering entering the Austin market with a presence.
Austin Chamber honors large businesses for employee health & wellness
Oct 16, 2019
On August 21st, the Austin Chamber hosted the 19th annual Greater Austin Business Awards. With more than 125 nominees across 12 categories, we wanted to share some of the great things each of our honorees are doing. Today, we are focusing on the large business (351+ employees) honorees for their employee health and wellness programs.
Five Austin-original snacks to eat at your desk
Oct 15, 2019
True to the Austin region's reputation, our CPG industry continues to innovate. These five companies are changing the way we snack during the day!
Improving Regional Mobility Together Recap
Oct 9, 2019
On October 7, 2019, more than 400 people attended our annual transportation summit at the JW Marriott in Austin. This year, the focus was on improving regional mobility by working together.
Austin Chamber honors large businesses with outstanding company culture
Oct 9, 2019
On August 21st, the Austin Chamber hosted the 19th annual Greater Austin Business Awards. With more than 125 nominees across 12 categories, we wanted to share some of the great things each of our honorees are doing. Today, we are focusing on large business honorees for the Texas Capital Bank Company Culture award.
City of Kyle, Austin Chamber's Opportunity Austin, and GSMP announce SmileDirectClub's Access Dental Lab expansion
Oct 8, 2019
The City of Kyle, Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber's five-county prosperity initiative, and the Greater San Marcos Partnership today announced SmileDirectClub's Access Dental Lab will create 850 jobs in the Austin region. Opportunity Austin worked alongside the City of Kyle to help SmileDirectClub navigate the expansion process.
Oct 8, 2019
In 2017, over 74% of the Austin MSA’s workforce lives within the 5-county region.
UNITS Moving and Portable Storage celebrates grand opening
Oct 2, 2019
UNITS Moving and Portable Storage, located at 3741 Drossett Drive in Austin, celebrated the grand opening of their new Austin franchise with a special ribbon-cutting celebration on Sept. 12.
Austin Chamber Board endorses proposed Texas constitutional amendments, opposes local ballot initiatives
Sep 30, 2019
On September 26, 2019 the Austin Chamber Board of Directors endorsed several proposed Texas constitutional amendments and voiced opposition to two local ballot initiatives.
2019 InterCity Vist to Minneapolis-St.Paul Recap
Sep 30, 2019
We wanted to share some experiences and takeaways from our annual InterCity Visit. From September 15-17, we led a delegation of more than 100 business and community leaders to Minneapolis-St. Paul for this year's InterCity Visit. Having first visited the Twin cities in 2010, we came back because the region has led the country on several priorities that the Austin region is focused on.
Save money by using exclusive Office Depot discounts through the Chamber
Sep 26, 2019
Being a member of the Chamber gives you exclusive discounts on all your office and supplies needs through Office Depot.