The Metro Atlanta Chamber promotes sustainable growth by mobilizing and connecting the local business community to drive economic development. The Chamber offers more than 150 events and activities each year to help members get involved, connected and educated. Over the last 10 years, the Chamber has recruited more than 500 companies, creating 55,000 high-paying jobs.
The George Chamber of Commerce, a private organization, focuses on the business interests of its members. The Chamber’s membership includes both small storefronts and large corporations. No matter the size of the business, the Chamber provides leadership, education and action regarding policy matters that impact a company’s bottom line.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia. The GDEcD drives the expansion of existing industry and small business, locates new markets for Georgia products and promotes the state as a top destination for arts events and media projects.
The mission of the Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is to enhance the economic well being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBDC works closely with small business owners to provide skills, knowledge and motivation.
Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. Its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness in order to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta. Invest’s programs and initiatives focus on job creation, neighborhood revitalization and entrepreneurship.
The Georgia Agribusiness Council is the state's leading trade association for agribusiness, which accounted for more than 380,000 jobs in 2010. The Council is dedicated to defending and supporting the state's largest industry while advancing the business of agriculture through economic development, environmental stewardship and education.
The Greater Women's Business Council (GWBC®) is a nonprofit organization for certified women business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. GWBC is interested in promoting, developing and maintaining business relationships with major corporations, government agencies and other female-driven business enterprises.
Serving the role as minority business developer and advocate, the Atlanta Business League seeks to provide economic empowerment and business development opportunities for minorities throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area with an emphasis on the development of African-American businesses. Since its inception, the ABL has helped to launch hundreds of businesses.
The DeKalb Chamber is a membership-based organization that fosters business development. The Chamber speaks on behalf of the stated interests of the business community located in DeKalb County, the City of Decatur, Metro Atlanta, and greater Georgia with an aim to support, promote and sustain business development.
The Atlanta Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce (AMBCC) is one of the leading organizations in Metro-Atlanta. Founded in 2005, the AMBCC is committed to connecting business, community and government to bring about change. The AMBCC serves as an advocate for the creation, growth and development of small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
The Georgia Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary professional association of more than 25,000 licensed real estate professionals throughout Georgia. GAR is the leading advocate for Georgia’s real estate industry, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public’s awareness.
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 15,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote and unite Georgia’s technology community while fostering an innovative marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The Green Chamber of the South supports the growth and success of sustainable business and encourages the adoption of clean technology. The Chamber provides opportunities for networking, education, business development and collaboration. They also offer a Greenhouse Accelerator program, with a goal of helping startups with networking, services and funding.
The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) serves as the sole voice for Georgia’s restaurants and is sanctioned by the National Restaurant Association to represent the state’s food service industry. From startups to chain restaurants, the GRA helps restaurants by providing political advocacy, educational programs and public awareness.
The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce promotes sustainable growth and drives community development by connecting local businesses and improving public policies. Members enjoy more than 150 events and activities each year, which provide ample growth and networking opportunities. The Chamber has a professional staff of 40 and serves more than 2,000 member companies.
The Cobb Chamber is the only organization in Cobb County dedicated to bringing the community and its leaders together to strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life. The Chamber achieves this by creating jobs and driving economic development, growing and nurturing member businesses, and connecting businesses, government and the community.
The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) is one of the largest Hispanic chambers of commerce in the nation, serving almost 1,300 members. The GHCC provides domestic and international programming and services, and serves as a voice on legislative initiatives impacting member businesses at the local, state and federal levels.
The Gwinnett County Chamber works with local and regional partners to bring technology, communications, life science, advanced manufacturing, supply chain operations and corporate headquarters to the community. Over the past decade, Gwinnett County has been a top job creator in Metro Atlanta, and has become home to multiple FORTUNE 500 and 1000 companies.
The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce seeks to promote, support and attract business for the advancement of the community. The Chamber advocates at the city and state levels for the creation and improvement of business policies. It also serves members through educational seminars, networking opportunities and leadership programs.
The USHCC is an organization aimed at developing a business network that provides the Hispanic community with cohesion and strength. Through its network of local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations, the USHCC effectively communicates the needs and potential of Hispanic enterprise to the public and private sector.
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SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses. SCORE’s 13,000+ volunteers work closely with entrepreneurs to help them get the information they need, absolutely free. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and has been mentoring entrepreneurs for more than forty years.