City hosts forum to connect investors with green businesses

(Jackie Vega/KXAN)
(Jackie Vega/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin officials are looking for ways to boost the economy and keep waste out of landfills, and they’re looking at recycling companies.

Thursday afternoon, the city will host it’s first recycling investment forum as a way to link up green business ideas with potential investors.

“This is the city of Austin’s first opportunity to host a recycling investment forum where we are bringing together the recycling manufacturing community with investors,” Julie Rhodes, recycling economic development liaison, said.

Green companies and non-profits from Austin, around the country and even Canada will pitch their ideas on why investors should give them money to help them either start, expand or move to Austin.

The city said it wants to raise awareness within the investment community about recycling and use it as a growth opportunity and also achieve the cities “Zero Waste” goal.

So far 25 investors are expected to listen to pitches form different companies on Thursday.

Austin Recycling Investment Forum

  • Thursday, May 29
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Austin City Hall Council Champers
  • Reception in atrium
  • Register to pitch idea

 

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