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(Chambers of Commerce, Convention Bureaus, Visitors Centers,
CVBs & Economic Development Councils)

Business The Hill Country is growing steadily as an economic and business force. The larger towns and cities have chambers of commerce, convention bureaus, visitor centers, CVBs & economic development councils to promote their economic growth. This may be focused on tourism (typical in the Hill Country) or other forms of business expansion.

While most area are interested in and support growth, there are some smaller towns that seem to want to "keep things the same", and do not promote area growth. Even Greune's web site tag line says "gently resisting change sine 1872", but this seems to be a marketing theme none-the-less.

Be sure to check out the detailed profile page in this Portal site for each town or county to see their agencies and special web sites (typically tourism oriented) involved in commerce and growth of their area (just click the link on the city/county name).

Here is our convenient contact list for all such agencies in the Texas Hill Country. If a Hill Country city/town is not listed here, it means we have no awareness of them having an agency that focuses on economic development.

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county governments at County Governments, and state & federal governments at State & Federal.

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CHAMBERS & EDCs BY CITY WITHIN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY



BANDERA & BANDERA COUNTY:
  • Bandera County Chamber Of Commerce:
    830-796-3280
    1158 TX-16 S, Ste F, Bandera, TX 78003
    banderatex.com, cowboy@banderatex.com
  • Bandera Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB):
    830-796-3045
    126 TX-16 S, Bandera, TX 78003
    banderacowboycapital.com, cowpoke@banderacowboycapital.com
  • Bandera Business Association (BBA):
    210-218-7935; 830-796-3616
    banderabusiness.com, cindybeckham.bba@gmail.com

BERTRAM:
Bertram Chamber of Commerce
  • Bertram Chamber Of Commerce: 512-350-7436
    bertramchamber.com, bertramchamberofcommerce@gmail.com

  • Bertram Economic Development Corp: 512-355-2026
    3115 FM-243 E, Bertram, TX 78605-3838

BLANCO:
Blanco Chamber
  • Blanco Chamber Of Commerce: 830-833-5101
    312 Pecan St, Blanco, TX 78606
    blancochamber.com, info@blancochamber.com

  • Economic Development: See above profiles.

BOERNE:
    Chamber
  • Greater Boerne Chamber Of Commerce: 830-249-8000
    121 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006
    boerne.org, boerne@gvtc.com

  • Boerne Convention And Visitors Bureau: 830-249-7277
    282 N Main St, Boerne, TX 78006
    ci.boerne.tx.us/1197/Convention-Visitors-Bureau, info@visitboerne.org

  • Hill Country Mile: Boerne economic development program: A stretch along Main Street of locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants through the historic heart of downtown.
    hillcountrymile.com, Facebook

  • Boerne-Kendall County Economic Development Corporation: 830-331-9070
    1221 S Main St, Ste #100, Boerne, TX 78006
    bkcedc.com

BRADY & MCCULLOCH COUNTY:
  • Brady/McCulloch County Chamber Of Commerce: 325-597-3491
    102 E 15th St, Brady, TX 76825
    bradytx.com, info@bradytx.com
  • Brady Chamber
  • Brady Economic Development Corporation, part of the above Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce, the McCulloch County Industrial Foundation, the McCulloch County Visitors Center, and Tourism & Convention Bureau.

  • Concho Valley Resource Conservation And Development (RC&D) Area:
    325-597-4666
    306 W Lockhart, POB 627, Brady, TX 76825-0627
    texasrcd.org

  • Workforce Solutions-Concho Valley, & Concho Valley Workforce Development Board:
    325-653-2321
    cvworkforce.org

LAKE BUCHANAN/INKS LAKE:

BUDA:
  • Buda Area Chamber Of Commerce: 512-295-9999
    203 Railroad St, Ste #1C, Buda TX 78610
    budachambertx.com, info@budachamber.com
  • Buda Chamber
  • Discover Buda:
    discoverbuda.com

  • Buda Economic Development Corporation: 512-295-2022
    203 Railroad St, Ste 3-A, POB 1650, Buda TX 78610
    budaedc.com, admin@budaedc.com

BULVERDE & SPRING BRANCH:
    Bulverde Chamber
  • Bulverde/Spring Branch Are Chamber of Commerce: 830-438-4285
    121 Bulverde Crossing, Ste 115, Bulverde, TX 78163
    bulverdespringbranchchamber.com, office@bsbchamber.com

  • Bulverde/Spring Branch Economic Development Foundation:
    830-885-4331
    bsbedf.com, info@bsbedf.com

BURNET:
Burnet County
  • Burnet Chamber of Commerce: 512-756-4297
    229 S Pierce, Burnet, TX 78611
    burnetchamber.org, info@burnetchamber.org

  • Burnet County Tourism: 512-715-5276
    220 S Pierce, Ste 202, Burnet, TX 78611
    highlandlakesofburnetcounty.com, tourism@burnetcountytexas.org

  • Burnet County Visitor Center:
    Located in the Old County Jail, 109 S Pierce St, Burnet, TX 78611. Includes a history museum, and the office of Blair Manning, Director of Burnet County Tourism.

  • City of Burnet Economic Development Dept: Crista Bromley, 512-756-6093 Ext 217
    burnetedc.com/ed, cbromley@cityofburnet.com

CANYON LAKE AREA:
  • Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce: 830-964-2223
    Serves: Canyon Lake and Guadalupe River area. Includes: Cranes Mill, Hancock, Sattler, Startzville and Canyon City
    3934 FM-2673, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
    canyonlakechamber.com, admin@canyonlakechamber.com

  • Canyon Lake Visitors Guides: canyon-lake.net

CEDAR PARK:
  • Cedar Park Chamber Of Commerce: 512-260-7800
    1460 E Whitestone Blvd, #180, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    cedarparkchamber.org, info@cedarparkchamber.org

  • City of Cedar Park, Economic Development Department: 512-401-5060
    450 Cypress Creek Rd, Bldg 1, Cedar Park, TX 78613 cedarparktexasedc.com, ben.white@cedarparktexas.gov , randall.malik@cedarparktexas.gov

COMAL COUNTY:

COMFORT:
Chamber
  • Comfort Chamber of Commerce: 830-995-3131
    630 TX-27, POB 777, Comfort, TX 78013
    comfortchamber.com, info@comfort-texas.com

  • Comfort Merchant Association:
    gnocomforttx.com

DRIPPING SPRINGS:
Dripping Chamber
  • Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau:
    512-858-7000
    509 W Mercer St, POB 206, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
    drippingspringstx.org, dschamber@drippingspringstx.org

  • Destination Dripping Springs: >512-858-4740
    509 W Mercer St, POB 206, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 destinationdrippingsprings.com

FREDERICKSBURG:
Fredericksburg
  • Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce: 830-997-5000
    306 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
    fredericksburg-texas.com

  • Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau: 830-997-6523
    302 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
    visitfredericksburgtx.com, cvbservices@fbgtx.org

  • Gillespie County Economic Development Commission: 830-997-6523
    302 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
    gillespiecountyedc.com, edc@fbgtx.org

FRIO CANYON AREA:
GRANITE SHOALS:
Welecome To Granite Shoals
GREUNE:
  • Greune Tourism: 830-629-5077
    1601 Hunter Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
    gruenetexas.com, mail@gruenetexas.com
    There is not an "official" chamber for Gruene, but this is the only collective group and it is active.

HARPER: Harper Chamber
  • Harper Community Chamber of Commerce: 830-864-4222
    Harper, TX 78631
    harpertexaschamber.com, harperchambernews@gmail.com

HORSESHOE BAY:
    Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance
  • Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance-Shop Horseshoe Bay: 830-220-2474
    shoplocalhsb.com. Francie Dix: fdixhsb@gmail.com , Mike Brittain: 830-220-2468, mbritthsbba@gmail.com

JOHNSON CITY:
  • Johnson City Chamber of Commerce: 830-868-7684
    100 E Main (at Nugent Ave), Johnson City, TX 78636
    johnsoncitytexas.info, info@johnsoncitytexaschamber.com
  • JC Visitors Center in the NPS restored Withers & Spauldings Building
  • Visitors Center: In Withers & Spauldings Building, at same address, phone, email and web as above.

  • City Of Johnson City, Economic Development Committee: mayor@johnsoncitytx.org
    See City Hall information.

JONESTOWN:

JUNCTION:
  • Kimble County Chamber of Commerce: 325-446-3190
    402 Main St, Junction, TX 76849-4742
    junctiontexas.com, chamber@junctiontexas.com
    Chamber includes Junction Tourism: 325-446-2622, 730 Main St, Junction, TX 76849

  • Junction Texas Economic Development Corporation (JTEDC): 325-446-3402
    730 Main St, Junction, TX 76849
    junctionedc.org

KERRVILLE & KERR COUNTY:
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
    Kerrville Chamber Of Commerce
  • Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce: 830-896-1155
    1700 Sidney Baker, Ste 100, Kerrville, TX 78028
    kerrvillechamber.biz, info@kerrvillechamber.biz

  • Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau: 830-792-3535
    2108 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, TX 78028
    kerrvilletexascvb.com, info@kerrvilletexascvb.com

  • Kerrville Main Street: 830-258-1113; 701 Main St, Kerrville, TX 78028
    Web

  • Historic Downtown Kerrville: downtownkerrville.com

  • Kerr Economic Development Foundation: 484-531-7854
    1700 Sidney Baker, Ste 100, Kerrville, TX 78028
    kerredc.com, theresam@kerredc.com

  • West Kerr Chamber of Commerce: 830-367-4322
    TX-27, Ingram, TX 78025 (Located in the Bank of the Hills building)
    wkcc.com, wkccc@hctc.net
    Serves: Hunt, Ingram, Mountain Home, and "The Divide"

  • Alamo Workforce Development: workforcesolutionsalamo.org

KINGSLAND:
  • Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce: 325-388-6211
    1309 RR-1431 E, Kingsland, TX 78639
    POB 465, Kingsland, TX 78639
    kingslandchamber.org, kingslandchamber@gmail.com

KYLE:
    Kyle Chamber
  • Kyle Chamber of Commerce: 512-268-4220
    POB 900, 401 Center St, Kyle, TX 78640
    kylechamber.org, info@kylechamber.org

  • Kyle Visitor Center: 100 N Front St, Kyle, in the historic old train depot.

  • City of Kyle Texas Economic Development: 512-262-3926
    100 W Center St, Kyle, TX 78640
    kyleed.com, diana@cityofkyle.com

LAGO VISTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
  • Now joined with North Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce. See Hill Country Commerce

  • Lago Vista Economic Development Alliance: 512-267-1155
    5803 Thunderbird Dr, Lago Vista, TX 78645
    lagovistatexas.gov, ezeno@lago-vista.org

NORTH LAKE TRAVIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Serves: Lago Vista, Jonestown, Point Venture
LAKEWAY & NEARBY AREA:

LAMPASAS & LAMPASAS COUNTY:
  • Lampasas County Chamber Of Commerce: 512-556-5172
    205 US-281 S, POB 627, Lampasas, TX 76550
    lampasaschamber.org, info@lampasaschamber.org
    Driving tour map and description available at the Chamber

  • Lampasas Economic Development Council: 512-556-6831
    312 E Third St, Lampasas, TX 76550
    lampasasedc.com; Email: not available
    Active industrial team and development foundation. Industrial revenue bonds available

  • Vision Lampasas!: 512-556-5172
    visionlampasas.org, info@visionlampasas.org
    Dedicated to enhancing the aesthetic, social, cultural and economic welfare of the Historic Downtown District and surrounding areas.

LEANDER:
Leander Chamber
  • Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center: 512-259-1907
    100 N Brushy St, Leander, TX 78641
    leandercc.org, president@leandercc.org , office@leandercc.org

  • Economic Development Department: 512-528-2855
    100 N Brushy, Leander, TX 78641
    leandercc.org

LIBERTY HILL:
    Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce
  • Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce: 512-548-5533
    POB 586, 1000 TX-332 Loop, Liberty Hill, TX 78642
    libertyhillchamber.org, admin@libertyhillchamber.org

  • Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation: See City profile above.

LLANO:
    Chamber of Commerce
  • Llano Visitor Center & Chamber Of Commerce: 325-247-5354
    100 Train Station Dr, Llano, TX 78643
    llanochamber.org, llanochamberinfo@llanochamber.org

  • Llano Main Street Program: 325-247-4158 x209
    301 W Main St, Llano, TX 78643
    A program of the City designed to revitalize the historical business district by strengthening existing businesses, drawing new businesses, and focusing on the appearance and retail mix.
    llanomainstreet.org, cityofllano.com/163/Llano-Main-Street; sarahof@tstar.net

MARBLE FALLS / HIGHLAND LAKES AREA:
Chamber
  • Marble Falls-Highland Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce:
    830-693-2815
    916 Second St, Marble Falls, TX 78654
    marblefalls.org, information@marblefalls.org

  • Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber Of Commerce Visitor Center:
    830-693-4449
    100 Ave G, Marble Falls, TX 78654
    visitmarblefalls.org, info@VisitMarbleFalls.org

  • Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation: 830-798-7079
    801 Fourth St, Marble Falls, TX 78654
    marblefallseconomy.com, mdockery@marblefallseconomy.com

  • Marble Falls Tour Guide: 512-755-4664; A "step-on" ATGA Certified Tour Guide with years of experience offers customized tours of the Texas Hill Country

MASON COUNTY:
    Mason Chamber
  • Mason County Chamber of Commerce: 325-347-5758
    POB 156, 108 Ft McKavitt St, Mason, TX 76856
    masontxcoc.com, masontexas@hctc.net

MENARD & MENARD COUNTY:
Menard Chamber
  • Menard County Chamber Of Commerce: 325-396-2365
    100 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
    menardchamber.com; menardchamber@gmail.com

  • Menard Industrial Development Corp:
    Located at above Chamber office, same phone, web and email.

MIDDLE RIO GRANDE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:
  • Middle Rio Grande Development Council: : 830-876-3533
    307 Nopal, Carrizo Springs, TX 78834
    mrgdc.org, ofelia.reyes@mrgdc.org

  • MRGDC office not in Hill Country, but serves counties of Edwards, Real, Uvalde in the Hill Country, plus Dimmit, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Val Verde and Zavala.

NEW BRAUNFELS:

NUECES CANYON:
Chamber located in Camp Wood Serves: Barksdale, Camp Wood, Montell, Vance, together known as the "Nueces Canyon"
  • Nueces Canyon Chamber of Commerce: 830-597-6241
    POB 385; 103 S Nueces St, Camp Wood, TX 78833
    nuecescanyonchamber.com, nuecescanyonchamber@gmail.com
    No regular office hours for Chamber. A non-profit, all volunteer organization.

POINT VENTURE:

ROCKSPRINGS & EDWARDS COUNTY:
  • Edwards County Chamber Of Commerce: 830-683-6466
    POB 267, 109 S Sweeten St, Rocksprings, TX 78880
    rangelrachel3.wixsite.com/eccoc; edwardscountychamber@gmail.com

  • Economic Development Corp: 830-683-1682
    Rocksprings, TX, 78880

SAN MARCOS:
San Marcos Chamber
  • San Marcos Area Chamber of Coommerce: 512-393-5900
    202 N CM Allen Pkwy, POB 2310, San Marcos, TX 78667
    sanmarcostexas.com, main@sanmarcostexas.com

  • San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau: 512-393-5930
    617 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78667
    visitsanmarcos.com, cvb@sanmarcostx.gov

  • (City of) San Marcos Economic Development Council: 512-393-8000
    630 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78667
    sanmarcostx.gov/212/Economic-Development, klee@sanmarcostx.gov

  • TX-DOT Highway Tourist Visitor Center: 512-393-5930
    617 IH-35 N, San Marcos, TX 78666

  • San Marcos Main Street Program: 512-393-8400
    sanmarcostx.gov/655/Main-Street, klee@sanmarcostx.gov , mainstreet@sanmarcostx.gov

  • Greater San Marcos Partnership: 512-393-3400
    113 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666
    greatersanmarcostx.com, info@greatersanmarcostx.com

SAN SABA & SAN SABA COUNTY:
City of San Saba
  • San Saba County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center:
    325-372-5141
    113 S High St, San Saba, TX 76877
    sansabachamber.com, executive.director@sansabachamber.com

  • City of San Saba Economic Development & Tourism: 325-372-5200
    302 E Wallace, San Saba, TX 76877
    sansabatexas.com/city-government/economic-development/, sansabaedc@gmail.com
    Non-profit dedicated to assisting the city and county in revitalization projects designed to make San Saba an attractive destination for historical tourism.

SPRING BRANCH: See Bulverde/spring Branch Area Chamber Of Commerce above.


STONEWALL:
  • Stonewall Chamber of Commerce: 830-644-2735
    250 Peach St, Stonewall, TX 78671; POB 1, Stonewall, TX 78671
    stonewalltexas.com, stonewallchamber@gmail.com

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY TRAIL REGION:
Texas Hill Country Trail
  • Preserve, protect and promote the cultural, historic and natural resources of its 19 counties.
  • An opportunity to learn more about heritage sites cities and attractions to build your own itinerary and plan your adventure.
  • Provided by the Texas Historical Commission, Texas Heritage Trails Program.
  • txhillcountrytrail.com, 830-739-1362, info@txhillcountrytrail.com

UVALDE & UVALDE COUNTY:
  • Uvalde Area Chamber Of Commerce: 830-278-3361
    340 N Getty, Uvalde, TX 78801
    uvalde.org; info@uvalde.org

  • Uvalde Convention & Visitors Bureau: 830-278-4115
    300 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
    visituvalde.com; tourism@visituvalde.com

  • Uvalde Area Development Foundation: 830-278-3361
    340 N Getty St, Uvalde TX 78801
    uvaldeadf.com; info@uvaldeeconomicdevelopment.com

  • Texas Hill Country River Region (THCRR):
    Contact via Uvalde Convention & Visitors Bureau at 830-278-4115. Annabell McNew: annabell@visituvaldecounty.com , Alison Withers: alison@visituvaldecounty.com
    texashillcountryrivers.com
    A not-profit corporation created for the purpose of promoting tourism in Uvalde County as an overnight, year-round, tourism destination and to increase off-season occupancy in the regions’ accommodations. Also manages the Uvalde County Clean Rivers Program, "Don't Trash Where You Splash". Program includes volunteer efforts to help keep litter out of our rivers and area.
    Fun activities in the Sabinal Canyon, Rio Frio Canyon and Nueces Canyon, near Concan, Utopia, Garner State Park and close to the edge of the Hill Country in Uvalde and Sabinal

WIMBERLEY:
Wimberley Chamber
  • Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce: 512-847-2201
    POB 12, 14100 RR-12, Wimberley, TX 78676
    wimberley.org, michaelanne@wimberley.org , info@wimberley.org

  • Wimberley Merchants Association: wimberleymerchants.com


RELATED COMMERCE RESOURCES



BLANCO COUNTY TEXAS GUIDE TO STARTING A BUSINESS: HillCountryPortal.com/web/businessguide. A practical, "how-to" manual applicable to most counties in Texas and beyond.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF CENTRAL TEXAS: 800-580-8477; 1005 La Pasada Drive, Austin, TX 78752. bbb.org/local-bbb/bbb-serving-the-heart-of-texas. Includes on-line search for reports on businesses, and filing complaints

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK: exim.gov

FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK (FLHB): fhlb.com. A cooperatively owned wholesale bank that supports housing and economic development in the communities served by our member institutions.
Go Texan
GO TEXAN PROGRAM: gotexan.org. Launched by the Texas Department of Agriculture in 1999, Go Texan promotes the products, culture and communities of Texas. The easily recognizable logo - a glowing brand in the shape of Texas - taps into Lone Star loyalty, working to persuade the 22 million Texans who shop, dine and travel to choose the state's bounty. Grant programs available.

JOBS !! A very helpful resource for finding a job in the Hill Country. And resources for employers as well. A simple to use, clickable entry to each of the job posting web pages we have found in the Texas Hill Country. This fast method of zipping through the listings by city makes the "hunt" a lot easier. Good luck in your search. Click: Jobs

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SEED AND VENTURE FUNDS (NASVF): nasvf.org. An international membership organization that advocates for the growth of seed and early-stage innovation capital. NASVF connects the people in the world of venture capital and regional economic development, and collaborates with public and private fund managers and tech transfer professionals, who are committed to building their local economies by investing in entrepreneurs.

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS: txbiz.org. TAB works to improve the Texas business climate and to help make our state's economy the strongest in the world.

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAUS: tacvb.org

TEXAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVES: tcce.org. TCCE is an organization of chamber executives from across the state, working together to improve the business climate in Texas, while developing ways to enhance the quality of life in the communities that they represent.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: texasagriculture.gov

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: gov.texas.gov/business. See Office of Small Business Assistance, Office of Community Relations and Office of Strategic Business Development.

TEXAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: https://businessintexas.com/

TEXAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: 512-480-8432; texasedc.org. An Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. TEDC is a one-stop shop for ideas, information, and influence. We are the largest state association of economic development professionals, volunteers, and elected officials. Our diverse members share a common goal -- bringing new investment and jobs to Texas.

TEXAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORY: ecodevdirectory.com/listings-category/north-america/united-states/texas

TEXAS MANUFACTURING ASSISTANCE CENTER (TMAC): tmac.org

TEXAS MIDWEST COMMUNITY NETWORK: 325-795-TMCN (8626); tmcn.org. Mission is to promote a regional approach to provide the resources and awareness for its members to achieve economic and community growth.

TEXAS STATE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER: 512-420-9379; 505 E Huntland Dr, Ste 460, Austin, TX 78752. sbdc.mccoy.txstate.edu. Serves counties in Hill Country: Blanco, Burnet, Hays, Lampasas, Llano, San Saba, Travis, Williamson. Funded by SBA. Works with existing and start-up businesses to help them advance and compete. Services offered include counseling, training, research.

TEXAS TRAVEL ALLIANCE: 1-800-856-4328; texastravelalliance.org. To provide members representation and cost effective services at the national, state, and local levels in governmental affairs, education, and communications. Represents hotels, motels, resorts, bed & breakfasts, guest ranches, and tourism-related businesses since 1903.

TEXAS TRAVEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION: 512-328-8842; 3345 Bee Caves Rd, Suite 102A, Austin, TX 78746. ttia.org

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION: twc.state.tx.us

USDA US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: usda.gov. Rural development financial programs, water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, economic development, loans, lending pools.

US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: uschamber.com

US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE: commerce.gov

US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION: eda.gov

US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: sba.gov


NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION RESOURCES



GRANT STATION: GrantStation.com. For non-profit organizations, information on availability on new funding programs, upcoming grant deadlines, conferences, training and relevant info for grant seekers.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NON-PROFITS: Toll-free: 800-201-0779; 1101 Vermont Ave, NW, Ste 1002 Washington, DC 20005. councilofnonprofits.org. NCONP advances the vital role and capacity of the nonprofit sector in civil society and supports and gives voice to state and regional associations of nonprofit organizations.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AT AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE: nonprofitaustin.org. The Center exists to promote, leverage and facilitate community collaborations and partnerships that broaden the horizons and possibilities for the Central Texas Nonprofit Sector. These collaborations reflect the Center's ability to bring business, government and nonprofit sectors together around common goals.

STARTUP GRIND: startupgrind.com. Founded in 2010 IN Palo Alto, the original goal was to bring together friends who would help each other has spread across the world. This is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 125 cities and 55 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Start a Chapter in your city! Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. Started by Derek Andersen and Spencer Nielsen in February 2010 in a small office in Mountain View California.

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: 512-223-7076; POB 27914 Austin, TX 78755-7914. www.facebook.com/TXNonprofits. Mission is to connect, strengthen, and support the nonprofit community for the public good of Texas.

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