Watch a video on How to Create a City Account.

Previous City Applicants
For those that are in our database or have applied for a City of Austin Economic Development Department program within the last two years.
  • Step 1: Visit the Economic Development Department Application Portal home page to apply.
  • Step 2: Once you arrive on the online portal, click the “Register” button.
  • Step 3: Click on the “Register” tab. Enter the required information then click the “Register” button.
  • Step 4: When prompted, copy the invitation code. Then, click on the “Redeem Invitation” tab.
  • Step 5: When prompted, paste the invitation code from the previous step. Then click the "Register" button.
  • Step 6: After you click “Register”, it automatically takes you back to the “Sign In” page with a message in blue. Click on the “Register” tab once again to create a username and password.
  • Step 7: From the home screen, click "Apply". Then, you will begin the application process.


New City Applicants
For those who have not applied for a City of Austin Economic Development Department program within the last two years.
  • Step 1: Visit the Economic Development Department Application Portal home page to apply.
  • Step 2: Once you arrive on the online portal, click the “Register” button.
  • Step 3: Click on the “Register” tab to sign up for a new account.
  • Step 4: Enter the required information and click the “Register” button.
  • Step 5: From the home screen, click "Apply". Then, you will begin the application process.