City Of Austin Resources

COVID-19 Economic Recovery Initiatives

The City is working diligently to help businesses and individuals recover from the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Small Business Program Resources

The Small Business Division provides business training, educational events, and coaching to empower entrepreneurs. 

Small & Minority Business Resources and Procurement Resources

The Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) administers the Minority- Owned, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Procurement Programs for the City of Austin. 

Family Business Loan Program

The Family Business Loan Program is a public-private partnership between the City of Austin, HUD, and participating private lenders to offer low-interest loans to qualified small businesses that are expanding and creating jobs. For more information, call 512-978-2502 to set an appointment and discuss your project with a Loan Program Advisor. 

Business Expansion Incentive Program

The Business Expansion Incentive Program is a pay-for-performance program that pays out annually to qualified businesses. The Economic Development Department is identifying and qualifying high-impact projects for 1) Local Austin business, 2) Employers hiring targeted populations, and 3) Businesses relocating to Austin.