The Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, manages the City’s cultural arts programs and provides leadership for the economic development of Austin's creative economy.
The Global Business Expansion Division works to facilitate 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. Click links below to access resources for your company.
The Heritage Tourism Division provides leadership and management for the City's heritage tourism programs aimed to attract tourists and convention delegates and to derive economic, business, and community benefits associated with honoring and preserving Austin as a place of personal heritage.
The Music & Entertainment Division manages programming, services, and funding to diversify and accelerate the growth of Austin's commercial and nonprofit music and entertainment industries. We serve as a central liaison and resource for all music industry stakeholders in order to promote increased jobs, compensation, sector development, nightlife compatibility, and talent export in Austin.
The Redevelopment Division implements Council policy that enlivens commercial districts, strengthens the local economy and promotes community identity through place-making in the public realm. Projects such as Seaholm District, 2nd Street District, MUELLER Redevelopment, Colony Park, and Souly Austin embody this mission.
The mission of the Small Business Program is to foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity building information, tools, and resources. We provide counseling and assistance to small businesses. Our focus is to develop and empower small businesses in order to strengthen their business capability and survivability.