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Current Projects

Our current projects address a wide range of Austin's urban issues and are specifically aimed at creating the downtown future generations deserve.

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We want people to want to shop, play, eat, drink and do business downtown. That’s why the majority of our annual budget goes towards services that help keep downtown clean and safe.

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About Us

We protect and promote Austin’s downtown through full-time advocacy, strategic initiatives and thoughtful planning.

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Market Opportunities

Businesses located downtown enjoy several key advantages. Work in the heart of the community, attract top talent, feel the buzz of the city every day.

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State of Downtown

Downtown plays a critical role as the economic engine of Austin. Every year, we see more development, explosive job growth and the continued evolution of the business landscape. Our State of Downtown report presents conclusions around 2018-2019 data gathered and analyzed by our research team.

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Downtown Vision

Our Downtown Austin Vision is the guiding compass for all the work we do. The report represents strategic priorities distilled from the opinions, interests, hopes and concerns of over 3,000 Austinites.

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Recent News Coverage

Salt & Time opening cafe in Republic Square Park

Visitors to Republic Square Park won’t have to worry about packing their own picnics soon, as the owners of Salt & Time announced today that they will open Salt & Time Cafe in the new building constructed at Republic Square Park.

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Downtown Alliance launches annual report and new nonprofit

Amidst a multitude of rosy economic statistics on Tuesday, the Downtown Austin Alliance released its first State of Downtown report at the inaugural Future of Downtown event. The report seeks to be “a market snapshot illustrating the central role downtown plays as Austin’s economic, governmental and cultural center.”

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Downtown Austin Alliance releases first-ever “State of Downtown” report

The Downtown Austin Alliance released their first-ever “State of Downtown” report as well as announced a new foundation at the inaugural Future of Downtown event on Tuesday at the Austin Central Library.

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Report: Steering downtown’s growth is crucial to Austin’s future

There is no reversing downtown Austin’s boom, but there is a way to better understand it, according to a report released Tuesday by the Downtown Austin Alliance.

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