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Economic Impact

The City of Austin published several COVID-19 economic recovery program dashboards. These dashboards display information such as the number of applications received for each program, profiles of applicants (minus personal information), and approval and denial rates.

Email for more information about these dashboards and the grant programs.


Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Funding 


City of Austin Economic Recovery Funding 


City of Austin Saves Austin’s Vital Economic Sectors (SAVES) Funding 


Federal and City of Austin Emergency Rental Assistance Funding  


Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding


Economic Indicators

Economic indicators help track how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the local economy. The data focuses on employment, business health, housing, childcare, and social services. 


Businesses & Creatives
  • Number of small businesses per capita - This number calculates the number of small businesses – those with less than 250 employees – by the total population in Austin and indicates the entrepreneurial activity in the community. 
  • Percent of workforce employed by small businesses - This measure has to be calculated from the webpage by adding up the number of employees in firms with less than 250 employees and dividing it by the total number of employees in firms of all sizes. It demonstrates the critical support to the economy small businesses provide to the community. 
  • Number and percentage of commercial and mixed-use development permits that are issued in Imagine Austin Activity Centers and Corridors. This measure indicates the level of infrastructure occurring in Austin, which is deemed an opportunity in the Economic Recovery & Resiliency Framework.