The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the economic development of arts and cultural industries.
The Global Business Expansion Division increases jobs and investment in Austin through equity-based economic tools, business attraction and assisting local businesses with international expansion and trade.
The City's Music & Entertainment Division is an economic development accelerator and centralized resource center for Austin’s music industry, and an active community partner for Austin’s citizens, community groups, and neighborhoods. For a full list of our programs and services, visit www.atxmusic.org.
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 Soul-Y 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.