Tag Archives: The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Watson presents a new plan for I-35

State Sen. Kirk Watson unveiled a radical vision for the future of Central Austin on Monday: No more dual decks on Interstate 35.Watson’s speech before the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce marked the debut of a new plan concocted by…

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Jimmy Maas

Austin’s bid is in for Amazon’s second headquarters

Austin is officially in the race for perhaps the biggest corporate prize ever.“This afternoon, we formally submitted the Austin-region bid for Amazon HQ2,” Mike Berman, senior vice president at the Austin Chamber of Commerce, said. Austin Texas Region Bid for…

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Push on to ‘normalize’ minority chambers’ funding

Austin’s four minority group chambers of commerce could see their funding from the city of Austin restructured and made more transparent in the coming budget year, a change that is seen as needed to make the groups more equal.The city’s…

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Chamber says land reform is top transportation priority

The Austin Chamber of Commerce has a new primary pill in its prescription for treating the city’s notorious traffic congestion, but it’s one that’s been known to cause many a case of political hives: density.The group will unveil that recommendation…

Thursday, September 1, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Biz groups oppose more rules for permitting

Four Austin business groups are opposing a plan to require extra steps in the city’s permit review process. The steps would lead to more protection for construction workers, but they would also involve extra time and paperwork as well as…

Friday, May 27, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Adler drops surprise $720M mobility bond proposal

Mayor Steve Adler has blasted into the middle of the ongoing conversation about a November mobility bond election by proposing an estimated $720 million package of projects along Austin’s most vital arterials.In a closed-door speech before the Greater Austin Chamber…

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Vicky Garza

Chamber luncheon focuses on preparing students for jobs

Austin leads the nation in job-creation growth, and while this is good news, it puts pressure on the city and employers who are having a hard time filling some of those positions.Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president at Indeed, delivered the…

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Beth Cortez-Neavel

Charles Schwab wants $3.6 million tax rebate for Austin expansion

The Austin Chamber of Commerce urged Travis County Commissioners to enter an $8.5 million economic incentive agreement with Charles Schwab Corp., the San Francisco-based banking and brokerage corporation, at Tuesday’s regular session. The company is seeking $3.6 million in tax…

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Mark Richardson

Commissioners still pondering prevailing wage questions

Travis County Commissioners found themselves in the middle of tug-of-war Tuesday over proposed policy changes to the county’s Economic Development and Construction Procurement Practices. The issue of the county requiring a prevailing wage of $11 per hour for all construction…

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Questions arise over legislative changes to state education standards

Concerns over the standards of the State of Texas’ public education system found their way to an Austin Chamber of Commerce event Tuesday. Questions arose in the wake of legislative action taken during this past session to change some graduation…

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Council OKs prevailing wage as part of economic development deals

The City Council on Thursday voted to make Austin the second city in Texas to mandate prevailing wages for construction workers as part of its economic development process. Mayor Lee Leffingwell was the only Council member to oppose the measure.…

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