Are you an international newcomer to Austin? Welcome! We're glad you're here. The Welcoming Cities Initiative is the City of Austin's way of welcoming international newcomers and helping them to quickly feel at home in our city. Please take a moment to learn more about the steps we are taking to reach this goal.
During 2012-2013 the Economic Development Department began the path to become a municipal partner in Welcoming America, which is a U.S. cities and counties driven-effort to support locally borne efforts to create more welcoming, immigrant-friendly environments to maximize opportunities for economic growth and cultural vitality and position communities as globally competitive, 21st century leaders.
Your experiences and opinions are essential to making sure that the Welcoming Cities vision takes into account the community that we are and the community we aspire to be. Please join us in developing a shared definition and vision for Austin as a "Welcoming City" by completing the following survey: