Need help getting started? Use the links below to find valuable resources to help your business grow.

BizOpen Commercial Property Permit Assistance – Work directly with Economic Development Department staff to advocate and communicate with the Development Services Department to quickly determine next steps for your construction or build out project.

Special Events and Permits for Music, Creative Space & Film 

Small Business Preparedness -The City of Austin Small Business Division is committed to providing disaster preparedness and disaster recovery resources to the small business community. This resource site is intended to aid and assist businesses that have been affected by economic and natural disasters. This site is by no means comprehensive; however, the information contained may meet the immediate needs of your business during your time of preparation and recovery.

Artwork & Donation Policy - The City of Austin is committed to building a collection of high-quality public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of citizens and visitors. This policy outlines the process through which artwork proposals are reviewed and accepted or rejected by the City of Austin. Download the City of Austin Artwork Donation and Loan Policy. 

Recycling and Reuse Enterprise Resource Guide - This guide provides information on local programs, services, resources, community groups, and regulations relevant to zero waste and circular economy entrepreneurs.

Invest in Austin – interested in investing in Austin? Look here for Austin’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor program policy and guide, introductions to angel and venture capital investment communities in Central Texas, and opportunities to visit with Austin-based companies seeking investment.