• K-12 initiatives and college ready

    We invest in our high school students to help prepare them for success in college, careers, or the military.

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  • Talent attraction & labor market trends

    We work hard to keep Austin working through employer engagement and talent development projects.

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Work Live Austin

U.S. News & World Report has named Austin the "Best Place to Live" in America for three years in a row. Find job postings and discover what it is like to call the Austin region home.

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  • 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation

    In August 2019, along with our partners at Austin Community College, we released the 2019 Workforce Development Report: Innovation, Collaboration & Transformation highlighting ACC’s efforts to build the workforce in the region’s most in-demand industries: IT, skilled trades and manufacturing, and health.

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Recent News

  • Capitol Advocacy Day 2023 Recap

    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.

    Mar 8, 2023

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  • Monthly Luncheon Focused on Community Colleges

    The Economic Development Council monthly lunch focused on the importance of community colleges and how they help communities meet the growing needs for talent. The event was hosted at Austin Community College and featured a panel of speakers sharing their expertise on community colleges and career training.

    Feb 22, 2023

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  • Austin Job Postings Report January 2023

    There were approximately 68,900 available job postings during the January 2023 monthly reporting period, 4,400 less job postings than the previous month. New (first-time) postings decreased by 251 to 23,809.  New Job Postings in January 2023 represented 35 percent of all Available Job Postings – a 2 percent increase compared to the prior month. New Job Postings in the Austin metro increased slightly compared to the prior month, while Dallas and Houston metros’ New Job Postings decreased slightly.

    Feb 17, 2023

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