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About Economic Development

The City of Austin's Economic Development Department supports and recruits business to Austin through all divisions. Our mission is to promote a competitive, sustainable and equitable economy for all.

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Economic Development Department Divisions:

  • Cultural Arts: Programs that support artists and arts organizations who contribute creativity to our way of life and city's identity
  • 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


Economic Development Contacts