• A Force for Economic Betterment

  • The Chamber as a force for economic betterment


    The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is a membership association of Rhode Island companies and organizations and one of the largest statewide chambers of commerce in the Northeast. The ELEMENTS of our work have been carefully chosen to focus on matters that are top-of-mind in business circles today, with emphasis on new business development, technology and innovation and peer-to-peer connections. In addition, we offer a one-stop resource for small business assistance, cost-effective programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues, and resources focused on helping companies grow.

    Driving Investment

    The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Providence Chamber Foundation allocate funding and committed leadership toward creating a more vibrant economy in Rhode Island. We speak with one voice on behalf of job- and wealth-creation priorities locally and in the nation's capital. We mobilize private-sector leadership, expertise and resources to foster attractive business conditions that create jobs, grow investment and improve the economic prosperity of the region. 

    Jobs and Prosperity

    The GPCC is Rhode Island's most influential business organization, representing the interests of our region's enterprises - from the local entrepreneur to middle-market businesses to the global Fortune 500 company. We are dedicated to building prosperity and supporting the business development strategies of our region’s companies. We are proud to join forces with our business coalition partners for the betterment of Rhode Island. Your membership dues directly support the Chamber's economic development investments to drive jobs and prosperity in Rhode Island.

    In Good Company

    With more than 1,100 companies involved, the GPCC is member-led with volunteers serving on issue-based committees and attending numerous events each year. Membership spans across all industries and sizes and provides a platform for networking and convening Rhode Island's business leaders on issues of regional importance. Membership offers you:

    • Access to the region's premier advocacy team working on your behalf to make sure your business interests are represented in Providence and Washington, D.C.
    • Professional development programs providing insights and knowledge you can leverage to grow your business.
    • Committee involvement opportunities where you can network with other business professionals as you influence the initiatives and policies that will help shape Rhode Island.
    • Powerful peer-to-peer networking with the most influential leaders of the Rhode Island business community at the most anticipated and unmatched business events.
    • Valuable research data to help you keep up-to-date on the latest trends and economic indicators that affect your business.

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