Our Story & Mission
About the Chamber
We are a not-for-profit membership organization serving nearly 400 member businesses and their 10,000 employees in the Austin area. Since our incorporation in 1940, our purpose has been to connect and collaborate with businesses, organizations, and community members to enhance our thriving community.
By promoting the Austin area through collaborative and inclusive programs and activities, the Chamber encompasses the rich diversity of opportunities in the Austin area. The Austin Chamber of Commerce stands as the backbone of an intricate network that includes its members, volunteers, and professional staff to achieve the goals and objectives set forth by an ambitious and forward-thinking Board of Directors.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to advancing the values and benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our area. We believe that each citizen of our community deserves every opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a strong economy and a vibrant quality of life.
We believe that celebrating diversity, championing equity, and cultivating inclusion, with dignity and civility, are critical to the economic vitality and overall health of the Austin Area.
To best serve and represent our chamber members, the Austin Area Chamber is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive business environment. In doing so, we strive to become a civic model for the implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies that advance education, innovation, and economic growth and we commit that all members will have equal access to our programs and leadership opportunities.
The Importance of Mixing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into Your Company’s DNA
It is important that leaders ask themselves a tough question: “What has our organization done to truly support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within our walls and in our communities?”