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Austin IBIZ Districts

Independent Business Investment Zone – IBIZ – Districts are walkable neighborhood areas where 75% of the businesses are locally-owned.

Click into the map below to see the IBIZ District near you!

  • Airport Boulevard: the new old Austin

    Airport Boulevard

    Airport Blvd. from I-35 to 290. More than 50 locally owned businesses.

  • East Cesar Chavez logo

    East Cesar Chavez

    East Cesar Chavez from I-35 to Pleasant Valley. More than 115 locally owned businesses.

  • East End logo

    East End

    East 11th from Branch to Navasota; Rosewood to Angelina. More than 60 locally owned businesses

  • East Sixth logo

    East Sixth

    East 6th from I-35 to Comal. More than 65 locally owned businesses.

  • Lo-Burn logo


    Burnet Road from 44th to North Loop. More than 100 locally owned businesses.

  • North Drag logo

    North Drag

    Guadalupe from 29th to 32nd. More than 50 locally owned businesses.

  • North Loop Strip

    North Loop

    North Loop from Chesterfield to Possum Park. More than 40 locally owned businesses.

  • South First logo

    South First

    South First from the river to Oltorf. More than 100 locally owned business.

Eat Local. Drink Local. Shop Local.

Created by the non-profit Austin Independent Business Alliance in 2004, and administered through it’s sister foundation the Local Economies Council, the nationally-recognized, award-winning IBIZ Districts Program supports and promotes neighborhood business districts throughout Austin – in areas where 75% or more of the businesses are locally-owned.

Whether you’re looking for local art, vintage finds, watering holes, familiar faces, or exploring new treasures – IBIZ Districts are the place to be!

This program has been so successful that in 2011 the City of Austin received an International Economic Development Council (IEDC) award in Neighborhood Economic Development for our IBIZ Districts.

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Mission & Vision

Our 501c(3) organization, the Local Economies Council, is dedicated to educating the public about the economic, cultural and community benefits of locally owned businesses; to conducting research for this purpose; to encouraging the development of a vibrant, sustainable local economy by promoting local business ownership; to community involvement and economic prosperity through education; and to support and collaboration.

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We envision Austin as a place in which the Local First concept is infused in all segments of community including business, education and public service.