About the Dallas Regional Chamber

The Dallas Regional Chamber is one of the most established business organizations in the nation and serves as the voice of business and the champion of economic development and growth in the Dallas Region. We work with our member companies and regional partners to strengthen our business community by advocating for pro-growth public policies, improving our educational system, attracting talented workers from around the world, and enhancing the quality of life for all. Our goal is to make Dallas the best place in the United States to live, work, and do business.

Our History

Beginnings

The DRC was formed in 1909 when three 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

Today, the DRC…

  • …is guided by a comprehensive Strategic Plan, “Building Tomorrow Together.”
  • …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 more than 90 members of the Board of Directors and supported by committees of more than 600 volunteer leaders.