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About Economic Development

The City of Austin has established itself as a world leader in technology, innovation, energy, workforce development, music and creativity that has led to significant business expansion and overall growth.

The City's Economic Development Department (EDD) offers a unique model - one of just a few in the United States that presents great opportunities for Austin.

To effectively support and recruit business in Austin, the Economic Development Department has integrated a core global focus while supporting local initiatives through Cultural Arts, Music, Redevelopment/Downtown, Economic and Small Business Program.

We strive to create a sustainable cultural and economic environment that enhances the vitality of Austin.

Economic Development Contacts


Strategic areas of cultural and economic advancement:

Global Business Expansion: create jobs in Austin through business attraction and assist local businesses with international expansion and trade

Redevelopment: facilitate sustainable growth of underutilized downtown assets in partnership with the community and project developers

Small Business Program: foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity building resources

Cultural Arts Division: encourage a strong cultural economy through cultural development, cultural contracts, film, and public art

Music & Entertainment: serve as a resource on live music issues and implements emergent music development programs





Contact Info

Phone: 512-974-7819

Physical Address:

301 W. 2nd Street, Ste. 2030
Austin, TX 78701

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