Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement
The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce works every day to make our community a place where businesses can grow and prosper where people want to raise their families and where tourists want to visit. As the voice of business since 1917, we envision New Mexicans living in safe neighborhoods, working in rewarding careers at thriving businesses, while their children attend great schools and enjoy their leisure time in one of the most beautiful regions on Earth.
Approach to the Chamber's Goals
Our focus here at the Chamber is on strengthening Albuquerque and New Mexico's economy; adding private sector jobs and meaningful economic development. Our main points of execution are as follows...
- Extensive benchmarking and identified best practices from other chambers
- Participation in national efforts studying these same issues for chambers
- Competitive Analysis
- 10 year review of income/expense results and events influencing outcomes
From these points we have concluded that we must have a unique value proposition, initiate the less is more approach, act as convener for our community, and increase participation in meaningful ways. We have created sector teams to handle the most important and timely issues that our state is currently experiencing.
What: Eight SATs focusing on industry sectors*
Purpose: Work to develop recommendations for the Chambers annual legislative package which promote meaningful economic development for the city, region and state. Monitor and advocate for those issues before local, county, and federal government.
- Financial and Financial Services
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Professional Services
Our SAT groups are focused on their industries and advocating for them, this group meets 4 times a year at a minimum or as needed. The Chamber would like to open this group for our members to join, which will create a diverse conversation for those members who have had years of experience in their respective industry.
What: Chamber focuses on three BIG issues
Purpose: Fix the problems that hinder economic development for our city, state and region in three areas. This group will develop strategies and tactics for each issue and execute the strategy.
- Public Safety
- Downtown Development
Our BIG group will meet as needed and individually to discuss these 3 main issues that we must tackle as soon as possible. This group is selected by our Board of Directors and will be by invitation only.
What: Create a 4-year Strategic Plan; Market and strengthen the brand of the chamber. Explore 501-c3 opportunities.
Purpose: The group will develop a strong economic development communications plan for the Chamber through publications, communications and social media.
This group will meet as needed and is also created by invitation only. The goal is to make sure that as a Chamber we are giving you the most out of your membership, we are consistently informing our audience of any policy changes, updates and general information that is valuable to our membership and the business community.
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