About the Chamber
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the proud voice of the South Florida business community and a civic engine that fuels the advancement of our great city. Founded in 1907 as the Miami Board of Trade, today’s Chamber boasts representing more than 400,000 member company employees and is heralded for its legacy of leadership in economic development, and its unwavering commitment to improving the Miami-Dade community.
We understand that Miami’s private sector is the most imaginative and powerful resource the city has to getting things done that positively impact our businesses and our lifestyles. By coming together, we involve some of this community’s best and brightest in addressing current challenges and in implementing programs that position the region for future success through new Miami business and young professional mentorship. To carry out our mission, we focus on six primary areas: Governmental Affairs, Industry Growth, International Business, Leadership Programs, Marketing, Membership & Strategic Revenue Growth, and Urban/Community Growth.
With the current environment of COVID-19, the Chamber has restructured to provide our members access to valuable economic support through grants and loans that are available. We are working with Career Source on their Layoff Aversion Program, assisting our members with the application process. We have developed the GMCC Cares program that assists our members with applications for many government grants and loans as well as the GMCC Unites program that brings black owned small business owners in to the Chamber through a mentorship with one of our larger member companies.
Supporting the Greater Miami Chamber’s efforts is the South Florida Progress Foundation, a not-for-profit arm that invests in programs and activities designed to improve the quality of life in Miami-Dade. Additionally, members are invited and encouraged to participate in special committees, educational seminars and conferences, member-to-member programs, new business development trips, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, networking receptions, young professional mentorship and special events – totaling more than 150 events each year.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce succeeds because Miami’s finest business leaders get involved. Join us and let’s work together to grow our companies and improve the community we call home. It’s for good business and it’s good everyone.
Alfred Sanchez is the president and chief executive officer of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, South Florida’s first and the longest-sustaining business development organization and one of the largest chambers in the southeastern U.S.
To grow, improve and protect the Greater Miami Business Community by advocating, educating and convening.
To be the champion for the Greater Miami Business Community in times of prosperity and hardship.
History and Accomplishments
For more than a century the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce has been a social and economic engine, guiding Miami through history, from a small seaside hamlet to an international business and finance leader of the new global economy.
The Chamber has served as a force for positive change in Miami's business community through two world wars, the civil rights movement, , the information revolution, “Paradise Lost”, Hurricane Andrew, and a recent era of domestic and international immigration that has made South Florida the demographic, cultural and commercial envy of America.
The leadership of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is comprised of a distinguished group of member volunteers representing businesses of all sizes from a myriad of industries.
These business leaders drive the Chamber’s mission to be “The Voice of Business in South Florida.”
Meet the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Team!
South Florida Progress Foundation
Originally conceived in 1968 by members of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce “to conduct projects, programs and studies deemed to be in the interest of providing the best possible urban environment...
Greater Miami Foreign Trade Zone
Founded in 1976, the Greater Miami Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. (GMFTZ) is the grantee of the license for the Miami Free Zone, a 47-acre foreign trade zone that is the essential hub to Latin America and the Caribbean for hemispheric trade.
The Chamber has a defined process designed to build a robust legislative platform on issues that impact the South Florida community as a business center.