Existing Industry

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 First is a Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Program designed to assist Chamber members with identifying their company’s immediate needs, challenges, future plans, and opportunities aimed to increase economic development. Business First is a program that seeks to promote value, foster growth and engage businesses through quarterly meetings, happy hours and networking events.

 

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.