Mission & Strategic Plan

The VISION of the Chamber is to be the premier voice for business and drive high impact economic development.

Our MISSION is to be the catalyst for local business growth with the goal of providing a positive return on investment for our members and to retain and expand our local business community.

With help from our Board of Directors and Chamber members, we have developed a strategic plan and determined three key priorities:

To implement our strategic plan, we have developed a set of six guiding principles that are aimed at directing the actions of our organization. These principles are an important step towards strengthening the Chamber’s ability to have a positive impact on the local economy and business environment.

The Chamber Board of Directors, with a unanimous vote, approved the following guiding principles for our organization:

  1. We believe in policies that will positively impact business retention and expansion.
  2. We believe that government leadership must prioritize growing our local business and economy, as reflected in its culture, policies and budget.
  3. We believe in providing a strong infrastructure to support growing local business and our economy.
  4. We believe regulations should be streamlined and reduced to facilitate business growth.
  5. We believe tax and fee burdens should be minimized on business, and we will only support an increase in taxes or fees on local business that demonstrates measurable benefit to local business and economy.
  6. We believe a strong talent development system should be created that supports our current workforce needs and establishes a talent pipeline to meet future workforce demands.

The Chamber’s approach to business starts with you. Because we know when we help individuals who power businesses, those businesses flourish. Through unique programs, powerful resources and interactive experiences, we help you and your business achieve success. Together, we are cultivating a community that is vibrant, impactful and an exciting place to be where every person – and every business – can thrive. Our Member Driven purpose is to provide you with the tools you need to be Business Strong.

View the Tallahassee Chamber’s 2016-2017 Annual Report