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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.

The Redevelopment Division provides social and economic value to the City of Austin through a variety of redevelopment and place-based initiatives.

The Small Business Division assists startup and existing businesses through information sharing and referrals, low-cost business classes, no-fee business coaching, and special informational events.