Join North County Chambers and the San Diego North Economic Development Council on a trip to North Austin, Texas to explore the economic growth strategies of another suburban area.


Why North Austin?


Austin, TX is among the fastest-growing regions in the US. It boasts a diverse, knowledge-based economy with high-quality K-16+ education. Much of this growth is happening in the northern suburbs of Austin, particularly in Round Rock and its surrounding areas. Join us to discover the similarities between these communities and North County San Diego. Explore their approach to economic and workforce development as suburban cities located in a larger metro area. This will be an opportunity to gain new insights into driving North County’s prosperity while also networking with other North County leaders.


Who should attend?


  • Business Leaders
  • Elected Officials
  • Municipal Leaders
  • Regional Stewards


Trip Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)


Wednesday, October 23


  • Afternoon – Depart from San Diego International Airport
  • Evening – Welcoming Reception, dinner and introductory briefing about the Austin region


Thursday, October 24


  • Morning – Breakfast and bus travel to first location
    • Briefing on small business support system
    • Briefing on workforce development and higher education partnerships
  • Lunch with regional mayors and economic developers
    • Tour and briefing on homelessness and innovative solutions
  • Afternoon – On your own
  • Evening – Dinner at Downtown Austin location to learn more about “South By Southwest” and how Austin built a world recognized brand.


Friday, October 25


  • Morning – Breakfast briefing from chamber CEOs – what they are doing to support business in their regions
  • Transportation to Lunch – Learn more about how Round Rock and the rest of Austin suburbs are finding success as a youth sports and agro-tourism leader.
  • Afternoon – Transportation to airport & fly home


Interested in joining us? Attend the Informational Happy Hour for more details, fill out our interest form or email questions to




Business Assistance

North County's Economy

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