The Austin Area Research Organization is a non-partisan nonprofit organization of 110 business and civic leaders from Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet and Caldwell counties. Membership is intentionally drawn from throughout the region and the economy to bring diverse viewpoints to the table. AARO focuses on long-term challenges and solutions to enhance the economic and social well-being of all Central Texans. AARO also addresses more immediate issues with long-term implications.
AARO believes it’s shortsighted to consider only the needs of Austin when tackling region-wide challenges. AARO considers the many spheres of influence, communities and jurisdictions of Central Texas and the interdependency of the issues in its research.
As a volunteer-driven organization, AARO accomplishes its work through its members, priority area committees and in collaborations. Without looking for credit, AARO takes its findings to elected leaders and the public to advance solutions that will make Central Texas dynamic, thriving and sustainable for all.