The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce strengthens the economic climate through business leadership that fosters member and community prosperity.

US Chamber of Commerce

The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce has a key, strategic relationship with the US Chamber of Commerce;  http://www.uschamber.com/  the largest, most influential business advocacy organization in the country.  The fundamental activity of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is to develop and implement policy on major issues affecting business. Key to this effort is the work of committees, subcommittees, task forces, and councils involving more than 1,500 representatives of member corporations, organizations, and the academic community who serve voluntarily. In almost every instance, significant policy and public issue positions originate with one of these Chamber components. John Gregory, President/CEO of the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the US Chamber’s Committee of 100, an elite group of chamber executives that represents the perspectives and needs of chambers and their members to the U.S. Chamber. The US Chamber has one overarching mission—to strengthen the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. In that mission, the Chamber focuses on 10 key challenges:

*       Education & Workforce

*       Energy and Environment             

*       Infrastructure

*       Labor

*       Legal Reform

*       Capital Markets

*       Health Care

*       Trade

*       Intellectual Property

*       Economy & Taxes

Click the following links to be connected to a list of all Chamber programs and affiliates that support these and other key business challenges and to learn more about the Chamber’s policy making process.

http://www.uschamber.com/programs

http://www.uschamber.com/about/policymaking-process