Upskilling Austin’s Vibrant Workforce for the In-Demand Jobs of Tomorrow
Dec 8, 2022
Austin’s job market growth is outpacing the rest of the U.S. According to Workforce Solutions Capital Area, 172,194 new jobs were added to the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown metro area between 2016 and 2021, representing a 16.0% job growth increase and far surpassing the U.S.’s 1.8% increase during the same period. In the five-year period from 2021 to 2026, our region is forecasted to grow an additional 12.5%, nearly three times more than what the U.S. is expected to grow.
Make A Healthier Choice For Your Employees with Curative
Dec 6, 2022
Throughout their work providing health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, they learned how to put the patient experience first to remove longstanding barriers to care, including concern over costs, and lack of accessibility and convenience.
Austin Among the World's Most Promising Next Generation Tech Hubs
Dec 1, 2022
Austin was just ranked on multiple lists evaluating startup ecosystems across the U.S. and the world. Austin garnered the Trailblazer city category with a ranking of 11th in the nation, 25th globally and taking the top 22nd spot as a science hub in the world. Austin also ranked 8th in U.S. for early-stage venture capital investment per resident.
2022 Economic Outlook Recap
Nov 30, 2022
A recap of our 2022 Economic Outlook event: The Economy, Austin, and what's to come in 2023.
Austin Hacker Gives Security Spending Wish List for Local Businesses
Nov 29, 2022
I lead a team of hackers who spend their days trying to figure out how to hack into the biggest companies and government agencies in the world. Let me start with some bad news. There is always a way in.
Ending Unsheltered Homelessness in Austin
Nov 22, 2022
Ascension Seton recently announced a donation of $3 million to Finding Home ATX, a community initiative that aims to end unsheltered homelessness in Austin. On any given night in Austin about 3,000 people are without homes and Finding Home ATX is working to rehouse those individuals and restabilize an additional 2,300 local households by the end of 2024.
Job growth & unemployment
Nov 21, 2022
Austin ranks as the best performing major job market since the beginning of the pandemic and the tenth best over the last 12 months.
Monthly Luncheon Shares State Legislative Agenda for Upcoming Session
Nov 15, 2022
Last week the monthly luncheon for Opportunity Austin investors included a forecast of the upcoming Texas Legislative Session at the November Economic Development Corporation luncheon, generously hosted by Jacobs in their beautiful offices. The presentation included a financial outlook from Dale Craymer, president of the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association. The Chamber's policy and advocacy team provided a preview of the state legislative agenda that has been approved by the Austin Chamber Board of Directors.
Austin Chamber Partners Lead State in Effort to Help More Students Afford Higher Education
Nov 15, 2022
With approximately 60% of jobs in the Austin MSA requiring some form of postsecondary education, the Austin Chamber of Commerce has partnered with area schools, colleges, businesses, and community organizations to help families afford the education and training they need to compete for good jobs in Central Texas.
Austin Ecosystem Platform: Call to claim your profile
Nov 14, 2022
The Austin Chamber of Commerce and Opportunity Austin launched a new open access platform in August to track and measure the successful growth of our ecosystem, powered by Dealroom.
2022 State of Education & Talent Recap
Nov 10, 2022
At our 17th annual State of Education & Talent, we celebrated our local schools and businesses that are working together to shape our next generation of talent.
Cast your vote for the 2022 Uniquely Austin Award
Nov 10, 2022
Find out more about our Greater Austin Business award recognizing a business that keeps Austin the one and only.