Business Retention & Expansion

The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help member businesses grow and prosper. Backed by our Partners for Growth program, Mobile’s economic development efforts through expansion over the past decade have garnered $1.7 billion in capital investment and more than 17,400 jobs with an average annual salary of $54,000. Mobile is ranked one of the nation’s best places to live and grow a business. The low cost of doing business, diverse business base, availability of professional and skilled workforce, intermodal transportation hub and quality lifestyle continue to attract people and business.


The Mobile Area Chamber’s efforts in business retention and expansion include three major member committees:


Business Retention & Expansion Committee studies key business and industry sectors to learn what existing businesses need to maintain and expand. The committee holds bimonthly meetings with knowledgeable speakers and helps companies resolve problems and grow business in our area.


Gulf Coast Technology Council works to increase the visibility of local technology companies, helps encourage development of a highly-skilled workforce to accommodate growth in the IT/High-Tech arena, and markets the area as a center for technology development on the central Gulf Coast.


Offshore Alabama is a committee of offshore oil and gas producers, service providers, suppliers, and associated companies working together to sustain and grow the industry through networking events, trade show exhibitions, marketing initiatives and by formulating appropriate advocacy positions promoting our region.