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Austin's Prosperity Engine

The City of Austin's Economic Development Department supports and recruits business to Austin through all our divisions: Cultural Arts, Global Business Expansion, Heritage Tourism, Music & Entertainment, Redevelopment and Small Business.

Our mission is to promote a competitive, sustainable and equitable economy for all.

Cultural Arts  Programs that integrate arts and artists into economic development.

Global Business Expansion  Increases jobs and investment in Austin with programs that support business expansion and attraction

Heritage Tourism  Programs aimed to attract tourists by preserving historic buildings, sites, and districts

Music & Entertainment  Programs that support Austin’s venues, commercial music businesses, and musicians

Redevelopment  Facilitates innovative partnerships and projects to re-invigorate Austin neighborhoods and commercial districts

Small Business  Provides help to small business owners and people who want to start a small business