Our Priorities

Our Advocacy

It is our goal to drive job and economic growth and promote prosperity and a higher quality of life for Abilene businesses and community stakeholders. This is achieved by identifying existing and emerging challenges and issues, working with policymakers and elected officials on a strong legislative agenda and impacting key policy positions at all levels of government.

Our Priorities


Abilene is a hub for education for the Big Country area. Our Pre-K-12 public schools prepare students for careers or further education opportunities.
The Nutcracker

Arts & Tourism

Abilene is a leader in the attraction of tourism and the development of the arts which serve as a key quality-of-life enhancement.
Dyess Air Force Base Abilene Texas

Military & Vets

The Abilene Chamber supports continued local funding of mission support and will continue to provide support for local troops and their families.

West Texas Rehab

Healthcare & Human Services 

As a healthcare hub for the region, Abilene’s medical facilities and practices are vital to its growth.
Business in Abilene Texas

Business & Transportation

The Abilene Chamber will work to maintain a pro-business environment that allows West Texas employers and business owners to thrive.


The Abilene Chamber supports agricultural businesses and individuals, providing the food and fiber for the United States and the World.
Abilene State Park


Access to reliable water resources continues to be a key issue for many Texas communities to maintain job and population growth.

Want More Information?

Doug Williamson

Government Affairs Director