Dear Business Owner:The City of Austin (“City”) is conducting a Disparity Study examining its Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise ("M/WBE") program for locally funded contracts and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”) program for FAA-funded contracts. The City is conducting this research to ensure that M/WBEs and...

Information is provided here for City of Austin Businesses and Industries during COVID-19, including definitions and guidance for employers, employees and customers. Building Occupancy Under Orders from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, businesses will be allowed to expand their operations based on specific percentages of partial capacity. Building capacity,...

Source: Beverly Kerr with the Greaer Austin Chamber of Commerce Following a steep contraction in March and April, Austin’s overall economic activity, as represented by the Metro Business Cycle Index, expanded in June (5.3%) and July (1.2%).Austin’s Business Cycle Index in July is 9.5% below what...

Guidance for Returning to School  The Austin-Travis County Health Authority adopted new emergency rules that relate to reopening schools to promote the health and safety of Austin-Travis County residents in the fight against COVID-19. After collaborating with school district leaders, Austin Public Health also released additional guidance on reopening for...