The Chamber was formed in 1909, when three other Dallas business groups -- the Commercial Club, the 150,000 Club and the Freight Bureau -- merged with the Board of Trade.
Company Name Changes:
- 1909 Dallas Chamber of Commerce
- 1915 Dallas Chamber of Commerce (Incorporated)
- 1988 Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce
- 2008 Dallas Regional Chamber
Together we will lead the Dallas region to
become the most economically prosperous region — and the most desirable
place to live and work — in the United States.
The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membership-driven
business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by
leading economic development, driving improvements in public education,
influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional
partnerships. The Chamber works to ensure that the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region---and the most desirable place to live and work---in the United States. The Chamber is a not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses which represent all facets
of the North Texas business community.
Dallas Regional Chamber Profile
Our range of members includes sole proprietors, small and medium-sized businesses, and large corporations.
The Regional Chamber:
- Is guided by a comprehensive 5-year Strategic Plan titled Strategic Plan Blueprint
- Manages a wide variety of member engaging programs and activities
- Is actively involved in public policy issues on the local, state and national levels
- Is driven by an 90-member Board of Directors and supported by committees including more than 600 volunteer leaders
The Dallas Regional Chamber announces implementation of the 5-year Strategic Plan, Blueprint for Economic Prosperity, prepared over a six-month period. The DRC
will realign resources to effectively lead economic development through collaboration, drive improvements in public education and advocate and catalyze for regional issues.
Above you'll find links to the complete report Blueprint for Economic Prosperity
, the two-page executive summary, a list of frequently asked questions, descriptions of DRC
Committees and Councils, the announcement press release, and a video message explaining our geographic focus.