Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

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Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Founded 1882
Focus Business Federation
Area served
Seattle Area
Key people
Maud Daudon, President & CEO
Slogan A competitive advantage for your business and the Puget Sound region
Website Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is a private, membership-based organization that promotes economic prosperity in the metro region of Seattle, Washington.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce was founded on April 17, 1882 by 26 businessmen looking to capture a lucrative mail route to Alaska.[1] Today, the Chamber is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Members come from all industries, in all sizes, and from all over the Puget Sound region. The name of the organization was changed from Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce in September 2011.[2]

Former headquarters of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, built 1924

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber's central purpose is to create and protect a competitive advantage for businesses in Seattle and the region. These efforts fall under three major categories: business leadership, business advocacy and business development.

Business Leadership: The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber convenes a broad range of regional leaders to address issues that determine our future competitiveness, including transportation, multicultural relations, economic development, international trade, education, global health and community stewardship.

Business Advocacy: The Chamber represents members' interests at the local, regional and state levels on public policies that impact competitiveness and the ability to do business in this region. Their priorities for 2010-2011 include:

  • Lead the regional economic recovery and grow jobs
  • Advance regional infrastructure
  • Partner in reform of our education system
  • Advance a priorities of government approach to government budgeting

Business Development:

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  1. ^ "EVENTS FROM THE 1880S". Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce changes name". Puget Sound Business Journal. 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2016-08-15.