Dallas Regional Chamber

  • Talent Pipeline

    Serving our business community and our local students who will become the workers of tomorrow.

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  • Talent Attraction

    We're marketing the region to attract and retain talented workers and enhance the quality of life.

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  • DRC Facts

    Get all of the details about our formation, leadership, mission and background.

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  • Strategic Plan

    Our strategic plan, Building Tomorrow Together, builds on our progress and addresses long-term challenges.

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  • Economic Development

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  • Public Policy & Advocacy

    Influence public policies, identify elected officials, and get involved.

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  • Board of Directors & DRC Team

    Get to know the DRC team and Board of Directors.

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DRC Facts

Who We Are and How We Got Here

Beginnings

The DRC 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

Leadership

Dale A. Petroskey
President & CEO, Dallas Regional Chamber

Hilda Galvan
2017 Chairman
Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day

John J. Stephens
Chair-Elect
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AT&T Inc.

Thomas W. Codd
Immediate Past Chair
PwC

Mission Statement

Together, we will lead the Dallas region to become the most economically prosperous region—and the most desirable place to live, work, and do business—in the United States.

Membership Profile

The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membership-driven business organization. We are committed to focusing on leading economic development and growth, driving improvements in public education, and influencing public policy to meet the business community’s workforce needs and raise the region’s profile—across the United States and around the world. The DRC works to ensure that the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region—and the most desirable place to live, work and do business—in the United States. The DRC is a not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses, which represent all facets of the North Texas business community.

Dallas Regional Chamber Profile

Our members include sole proprietors, small and medium-sized businesses, and large corporations.

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.

Invest Today

Membership with the DRC is an investment in the region’s business community, today and for the future.

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Contact Us

  • Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Call Us 214-746-6600
  • 500 N. Akard Street
  • Suite 2600
  • Dallas, Texas 75201
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