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Opportunity Austin 2.0

Posted on September 7, 2008. Filed under: -- Austin Related, -- For The Investor In YOU | Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Molly Greaves

I’m very pleased to be a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. They have many events that make it very worthwhile to be a member. For example, Ben Bernanke is coming to talk in December. I think that’s awesome, and also impressive for a Chamber of Commerce to swing for it’s members.

Being involved with the Chamber is also nice because they provide tons of information and research to make sure each business it works with is set-up to thrive in our community. I think that’s pretty cool, especially since they are consistent with their mission and have helped do great things for our local Austin economy, and continue to do so.

With that said, the Chamber has Opportunity Austin 2.0, which is a 5- year economic development initiative to create 72,000 new jobs and increase payroll in the Central Texas region by $2.9 billion. It actually surpassed it’s goals within the first 4 years with the addition of more than 112, 200 jobs and $4.9 BILLION in new wages since the program’s inception in 2004.  Awesome.

The following is a list of Opportunity Austin 2.0’s Investors who have helped make everything possible. I wanted to share this with everyone because it’s important to recognize these business leaders and owners for their dedication and continued commitment to our local community.  I appreciate them very much, and I hope you do too.




Armbrust & Brown, LLP

Austin Commercial, LP

Austin Energy/City of Austin

Baker Botts

Bank of America

Brown McCarroll, LLP

Bury + Partners

Cousins Properties, Inc.

D.R. Horton, Inc.

DPR Construction

Drenner & Golden Stuart Wolff, LLP

DuBois, Bryant, & Campbell, LLP

Dynamic Systems

Endeavor Real Estate Group

Facility Solutions Group (formerly Design Electric)

Frost Bank

Fulbright & Jaworski

Graves Dougherty Hearon &  Moody

Guaranty Bank

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Heritage Title Company of Austin

HNTB Corporation

Jackson Walker

JE Dunn

JPMorgan Chase Bank

Live Oak-Gottesman

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP

NAI Austin

Pape-Dawson Engineers

Seton Family of Hospitals

St. Croix Capital

St. David’s Healthcare Partnership

Stratus Properties


The University of Texas at Austin

Time Warner

Wachovia Bank

Walters Southwest

Wells Fargo Bank Greater Austin Region

White Construction

Winstead PC





Adelante Solutions, Inc.

Airco Mechanical

Amelia Bullock Realtors

Aspen Growth Properties, Inc.

Atlantic Trust

ATX Investments

Austin Business Journal

Austin Hotel & Lodging Association

Austin Power Lunch

Austin Ventures

Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

Burks Digital Reprographics

Byram Properties

CCIM Central Texas

Cedar Park Economic Development Corporation

City of Kyle

City of Lockhart

Concordia University Texas


Cooper Graci & Company

Cypress Real Estate Advisors

Development 2000, Inc.

Diann Cowling, CCIM

Don Carlos Allen

Dwyer Realty

Flieller, Kruger & Skelton, LLP

Flynn Construction, Inc.

Focus Strategies, LLC

Four Seasons Hotel


GSD&M Idea City

Harden Healthcare

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Healthcare Facilities Development

Hester Capital Management, LLC

Hill Country Electric Supply

Hilton Downtown

Holtzman, Moellenberg, Panozzo & Perkins, LLP

Hutto EDC

Intertech Flooring

IronStone Bank

Joe Bland Construction

John C. Lewis Company

Martin & Salinas Public Affairs, Inc.

Matt Mathias & Co.

Maxwell Locke & Ritter, LLP

McGarrah Jessee, LP

Munday Enterprises


Perceptive Sciences


Plugerville Community Development Corporation

Phoenix Capital

PlainsCapital Bank

PMB Helin Donovan

Ranger Excavating

RKB Contractors, Inc.

Round Rock Economic Development Partnership

Schmidt Electric

Spawglass Contractors

Staats Falkenberg & Partners, Inc.

Steve T. Matthews Company

Studio 8 Architects

Summit Commercial Industrial Properties

Sutton Company

T. Stacy Associates


Taylor Economic Development Corporation

Texas Capital Bank

Texas DPS Credit Union

The Beck Group

Tokyo Electron America

Transwestern Austin

Treaty Oak Bank

Trimbult Construction

United Commercial Realty

Vcfo, Inc.

Vignette Corp.

Walter Penn

Workplace Resources


*** AS OF 8.22.08



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