Opportunity Austin is a regional economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment across the Austin region.

Our accomplishments


Jobs we have helped create since 2004


Increase in jobs across the region since 2004

$52 Billion

Added payroll since 2004

What does opportunity Austin do? 

Opportunity Austin is able to provide confidential support for projects, including real estate research, and the facilitation of all aspects of the site selection process.

We are working to boost economic diversification to proactively strengthen the economy, deepen the talent pool through development and attraction, and helping to keep the Austin region attractive to entrepreneurs, business leaders, and site selectors.

Regional Partners

  • Austin
  • Bastrop
  • Buda
  • Cedar Park
  • Elgin
  • Georgetown
  • Hutto
  • Jarrell
  • Kyle
  • Lago Vista
  • Leander
  • Lockhart
  • Pflugerville
  • Round Rock
  • Smithville
  • San Marcos

OA 5.0 Resources

For the past 20 years, Opportunity Austin has changed the game in Austin, helping to create more opportunities for people living and working in the region. These new opportunities do not happen overnight. They take years of discussion and planning that our organization helps to foster for the region.

Additional resources

Annual Reports

Highlights of each year’s accomplishments towards the goals set forth in Opportunity Austin

Investor Directory

Corporate and community partners that participate in Opportunity Austin.

Board of Directors

2023 Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors

Our focus areas


Opportunity Austin takes on the biggest challenges businesses are facing so you can focus on growing yours.

We provide opportunities for our members to influence civic, social and economic initiatives that support community growth.

Economic Development

Our award-winning team is a key factor in why our region has experienced incredible job growth and prosperity since 2004. We help bring job creators to the region and are pivotal partners in helping local companies expand their businesses.

Education & Talent

Our talent pipeline and workforce development is a key factor in ensuring a strong and diverse economy.

We help people gain the skills they need to be successful and help businesses connect to talent.

Global Tech & Innovation

We focus on increasing capital, growing and diversifying the innovation ecosystem, hosting domestic & international delegations, and leveraging local universities for increased commercialization.