The City of Austin provides access to several business development opportunities ranging from pitch events, trade missions, sourcing & suppliers, to global networks. Learn how you can use these tools and programs to elevate and scale your business.

The City of Austin revamped the Chapter 380 Economic Development Policy in 2018 via Resolution No 20180830-056 and Ordinance No 20180830-057. Community engagement, stakeholder input and Council adoption process is summarized below.

These are reports and publications by or related to the Economic Development Department. Learn more about the economics, culture and business climate in Austin as well as department initiatives by browsing our reports and publications.

The City of Austin actively supports business' access to capital needed to grow in our community. In addition, the City works with foreign and domestic investors seeking opportunities to participate in Austin’s thriving economy. These programs below are available to businesses:

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

Austin benefits from one of the most educated local workforces in the country and continues to build upon this strength by creating new opportunities to support industries and residents on their path to success. The Global Business Expansion Division works to understand the needs area businesses as we seek to connect residents to meaningful job training opportunities.