Governmental/Political Affairs

There is no business that is not impacted by government on a daily basis, whether it be local, state, or federal . Being the “Voice of Business” is an important value of Chamber Membership. Few institutions influence the economic development of a municipality more overtly and forcefully than local, state and federal governments. Our “public-private partnerships” have become a model for the Southeast. However, it requires continual active engagement to ensure that we maintain and enhance the partnerships. There are proper roles for the private sectors and also for the public sectors.

The Chamber’s role is to take care of business and work with the public sectors to ensure that it happens. Whatever it takes, short of illegal, unethical or immoral means, the Chamber will always stand for the needs of its members and the business community. We will find a way to develop a “win-win solution” if at all possible.

Our Chamber is both the promise and the platform. We promise to work tirelessly to keep open the lines of communication between the business community and the government. And when industry and policy seem irreparably at odds, we are the platform when a stand needs to be taken. We are all in this together. And we need all voices to be heard. Join the Chamber and let’s start the dialog.

Economic Development

There are many initiatives the Columbus Chamber of Commerce supports and benefits we provide that may surprise you. Our dedicated effort to expanding economic development across the Valley isn't one of them. We've been...

Governmental / Political Affairs

Few institutions influence the economic development of a municipality more overtly and forcefully than the government. On its best day, the government is a bastion of the business community, tearing down laws that...

Small Business Development

Starting a business is one of the noblest, and most American, of dreams. It is also one of the most complicated and challenging. That first spark, the inspiration, that was the easy part. Long-term success requires hardwork, smarts and all the...

Military
Affairs

It is impossible to think about Columbus without acknowledging the massive influence of Ft. Benning. And vice versa. The two communities are intertwined and each benefits from the other's triumphs, and is stunned when one stumbles...

Talent
Retention

Columbus, GA is a world-class municipality. We are nestled in the beautiful natural environment of the Chattahoochee Valley. We have a wide range of educational options for our children. We have a thriving economy. We've got big city...

Enhanced Benefits

Sure, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce is the place to go with your queries and requests concerning economic development, military and political affairs, and talent retention. But, the perks you'll collect as a Chamber member don't end...

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