2019 Mobile Area Chamber Annual Report
Business View – February 2020 / 2019 Annual Report
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I was introduced as chairman of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. During the 2019 Annual Meeting, I talked about two primary functions of this Chamber. One was to bring people together, and two was to influence change. I think we have had successes on both fronts, and I encourage you to spend a little time on the following pages reading about our most significant efforts last year.
From launching a strategy to recruit the right international companies to locate here, to laying the groundwork on a talent attraction plan so we can focus on recruiting people here rather than just jobs, to supporting legislation that will invest in Alabama‘s and Mobile‘s aging infrastructure, the Chamber has been focused, engaged and determined.
Admittedly, there were several challenges like the stalled I-10 bridge project and annexation effort. That said, I continue to remain optimistic and enthusiastic we will cross these bumps in the road.
I knew going into the job as board chair there was a talented support team working in front of and behind the scenes on staff and on the board, and they have stepped up time and again – no matter the ask. The future of your Chamber is bright, and the board leadership in place will carry Mobile forward. We’re in good hands!
2019 Chair, Board of Directors
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
To read more about the Chamber’s Economic Development efforts, click here.
About the Mobile Chamber
The Mobile Chamber is a private business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile Chamber’s focus is to provide members with networking, marketing and professional development opportunities, expand jobs in the area, develop the local workforce, advocate legislative priorities and offer resources to help small businesses grow. Additional information is on the Chamber’s website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.