Natalie Betts is the Recycling Economic Development Liaison with the City of Austin’s Austin Resource Recovery and Economic Development Departments. Natalie oversees the Recycling Economic Development Program to create green jobs through zero waste. Her projects include development of the Austin [re]Manufacturing Hub eco-industrial park for recycling manufacturers, business-to-business materials exchanges tools, business assistance, and promotion of local products and businesses that help close the loop on recycling.
Natalie’s prior experience includes three years in the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department where she served in multiple capacities, including analyzing economic development projects, assisting businesses with the economic development incentives process, integrating economic and workforce development, and executing international business, trade, educational and cultural programming.
Natalie joined the City of Austin in July 2011 after graduating from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a Master’s of Public Affairs. While at Indiana University, she worked as a Service Corps fellow at a local emergency services non-profit and performed research on alternative transportation. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from Emory University and has served as an intern at the Office of Energy and Climate Change with the White House Internship Program.