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About Economic Development

The City of Austin has established itself as a world leader in technology, innovation, energy, music and creativity that has led to significant business expansion and overall growth.

To effectively support and recruit business in Austin, the Economic Development Department has integrated a core global focus while supporting local initiatives through Cultural Arts, Music, Redevelopment/Downtown, Economic and Small Business Development.

Our aim is to create a sustainable cultural and economic environment that enhances the vitality of Austin.

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Economic Development Contacts

Strategic areas of cultural and economic advancement:

Global Business Recruitment and Expansion: create jobs in Austin through business attraction and assist local businesses with international expansion and trade

Redevelopment: facilitate sustainable growth of underutilized downtown assets in partnership with the community and project developers

Small Business Development: foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity building resources

Cultural Arts Division: encourage a strong cultural economy through cultural development, cultural contracts, film, and public art

Music & Entertainment: serve as a resource on live music issues and implements emergent music development programs

Reports & Studies

2010 Workforce Analysis: Unemployed, Discouraged, Given Up (PDF)

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV - Austin Report (PDF)

The Economic Impact of the Creative Sector in Austin - 2012 Update (PDF)

Economic Impact of Austin's Food Sector (PDF)

EGRSO Report on Economic Development Policy (8.30.13)


Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-7819

Physical Address:

301 W. 2nd Street, Ste. 2030
Austin, TX 78701

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