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City Council Approves SAVES Resolution for Vital Economic Sector Assistance

The Austin City Council approved the Save Austin’s Vital Economic Sectors or “SAVES” Resolution late last night. The resolution (item 62 here) calls for the city manager to investigate a wide variety of funding sources that could contribute to financially supporting local music venues, art venues, restaurants, bars, and child care centers as the economic

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Austin Small Business Relief Grant Stats

The City of Austin’s Small Business Relief Grant Program awarded grants to 885 small and local businesses with a total of $16.2 million in funds dispersed. The demand far outstripped the supply of funds almost immediately, and 35% of applicants received funds.  The top sector, with 180 grants awarded, was Restaurants, Clubs and Bars with

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The Small Business School Challenge

Free small business consulting event with support from local universities! The Small Business School, in partnership with MBA students from UT Austin – McCombs School of Business and 14 other top universities nationwide, are responding to meet the needs of small businesses devastated by the current crisis by hosting the second Small Business School Challenge, a

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New Stage 3 COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines for Austin

A press release from the City of Austin (and Travis County) yesterday announced the move to Stage 3 risk restrictions for our area. It goes with out saying that residents and business owners but continue to be vigilant and practice good hygiene, social distancing, wearing face coverings and adhering to occupancy requirements to ensure we

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Movability, Small Businesses, The Austin Commute

Movability is a nonprofit that works directly with employers to help them achieve their business goals through mobility planning. Movability helps employers of all sizes in the Austin area connect employees with mobility options that help them take back time from traffic, reduce parking costs, and boost retention and recruitment. Members can access toolkits, educational

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Updated COVID-19 Orders from Austin-Travis County

The City of Austin and Travis County have extended the “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe” Orders to stay in place through December 15, 2020. Among other things, these orders require residents of  Austin and Travis County to continue to practice social distancing, increased hygiene, and face-covering behaviors for the remainder of the year.

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