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The health and vitality of Austin’s downtown guide all of our efforts. Our work is spread out through special projects, daily programs and collaborations that enable us to bolster the things that work, change the things that don’t, and serve our membership.

We provide direct services to downtown, advocate for and invest in other organizations’ efforts, create signature activations that bring Austin’s public spaces alive, and provide critical research used in planning and development.


We do critical research that supports effective planning, programming and development. Our research team aggregates and analyzes downtown's numbers to guide the work we do.

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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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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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Advocacy & Support

We are downtown Austin’s full-time advocate and biggest champion. We advocate for the downtown district and connect with the appropriate parties across the spectrum to get things done the right way. We also invest in and help fund others' efforts that align with the best interests of our downtown area and the city at large.

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Signature Events

We host signature events and activations that foster and capture downtown’s vibrant spirit.

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