Since the first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in France, businesses have banded together for the common interest of economic growth and prosperity.
In 1768, the New York Chamber established the first new world outpost to push back against ‘foreign’ governmental overreach. Local and State Chambers spread quickly. To promote the national interest of job creators the US Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1912. The Georgia Chamber was incorporated in 1915 by local chambers to promote small businesses, support rural communities and to protect our largest employers from job killing policy.
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