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DIVISIONS

You can find funding and programming that help creative industries in Austin. Learn more about the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility.

Facilitates international expansion, manage City-issued incentives, define and manage workforce contracts, and empower more businesses to reduce and reuse waste through a unique partnership with Austin Resource Recovery. 

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

The Music & Entertainment Division—part of the City of Austin Economic Development Department—delivers programs and services to innovate and grow Austin's commercial and nonprofit music and entertainment industries. We're a connection point and resource for the Austin music industry to promote job and compensation growth, sector development, nightlife compatibility, and talent export.

Redevelopment supports and creates places that make Austin special. The Economic Development Department's Redevelopment Division provides significant social and economic value to the City of Austin through a variety of redevelopment and place-based initiatives that focus on catalytic investment to further the community goals as set out in Imagine Austin and the 2023 Strategic Direction.

The Small Business Division provides business training, educational events, and coaching to empower entrepreneurs. Our mission is to foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity-building information, tools, and resources.

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