Descriptions of chambers of commerce within Houston
The Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) is Houston’s largest chamber of commerce, a body that works for the Houston region's 11 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, and Waller. Houston falls within Harris County.
Within these counties GHP endeavors to make the region a better place to work, live, and build a business.
Business success remains central to GHP's goals, but throughout its long history GHP also helped the region overcome dynamic and novel obstacles.
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1974 to provide services to the greater Northwest area of Harris County. The Chamber collaborates closely with county commissioners, elected officials, and community organizations, providing supplemental services to Houston's Northwest Region.
The Greater Houston Black Chamber was founded in 1935 as the Houston’s first African -American civic organization. The GHBC evolved into an active participant in the City of Houston’s socioeconomic process. The organization is a 501(c)(6), not-for-profit, private, member-driven organization serving the Greater Houston Area.
The Houston West Chamber of Commerce's mission is to encourage growth and quality of life in West Houston. The Chamber's of commerce has four key elements economic opportunity, advocacy, impact, and focus.
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded on March 2, 1977 by a group of prominent Hispanic business people. The Chamber is the dominant advocate for the economic and civic interests of the Hispanic business community. Serving as the main source of information and resources related to the Hispanic community. The chamber acts as an active business resource for the community creating business opportunities for newcomers and members.