Governor Abbott to Address Austin Chamber, Opportunity Austin Leaders

Posted on 03/21/2023

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Opportunity Austin will host Governor Greg Abbott at a luncheon on Wednesday to hear his priorities for Texas’ 88th Legislative Session.

The event will be held at the Hotel ZaZa, 400 Lavaca St on Wed. March 22, beginning at noon.

“The Austin Chamber and Opportunity Austin work to provide opportunities for business leaders in the community to hear from experts and lawmakers all year long,” said Ali Khataw, Board Chair for the Austin Chamber of Commerce. “However, this is a unique event for our highest-level members and lead investors to hear from our Governor during the legislative session.”

In partnership, the Austin Chamber and Opportunity Austin advocate on behalf of the Austin Region and the business community to ensure that it continues to remain a premier destination to live, work, and play. As part of this mission, these two organizations offer opportunities to hear from and meet with lawmakers.

The Governor will discuss his priorities for keeping Texas ahead in terms of population growth, job creation, and attracting capital investments that generate jobs.

“I am thankful that Governor Abbott will share his thoughts on ways to keep Texas competitive as a destination for businesses to relocate, grow and prosper,” said Gary Farmer, Chair of The Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation. “For twenty years, the Opportunity Austin program has advocated for economic policies which have propelled prosperity throughout our five-county region. This meeting will allow our investors to hear directly from Governor Abbott regarding his approach and priorities for continued success in Texas and the Austin-Round Rock region.

This invitation-only event is exclusive to the Austin Chamber Board of Directors, Opportunity Austin Board of Directors, Austin Chamber Chairman’s Circle members, and Opportunity Austin Economic Development Council.

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 comprehensive regional transportation system and regional collaboration. Since 2004, Opportunity Austin has helped bring more than 600,000 total jobs to the Austin region. Learn more about Opportunity Austin here.

About the Austin Chamber

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization that helps people live, work and thrive in Austin. The Chamber invests in various programs that build, support, and diversify the Austin region’s economy. Its vision is for Austin to have the country’s most prosperous business community. To learn more, visit