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The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the economic development of arts and cultural industries.

The Global Business Expansion Division increases jobs and investment in Austin through business attraction and by assisting local businesses with international expansion and trade.

The City's Music & Entertainment Division is an economic development accelerator and centralized resource center for Austin’s music industry, and an active community partner for Austin’s citizens, community groups, and neighborhoods. For a full list of our programs and services, visit

The Redevelopment Division coordinates innovative partnerships and consults on projects to redevelop and invigorate Austin's built environment for Austin residents, businesses, and visitors to enjoy.  Through projects such as Seaholm District, 2nd Street District, MUELLER Redevelopment, and Soul-Y Austin, the Redevelopment Division leverages public resources to create community bene

The mission of the Small Business Program is to foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity building information, tools, and resources. We provide counseling and assistance to small businesses. Our focus is to develop and empower small businesses in order to strengthen their business capability and survivability.