The Modesto Chamber of Commerce recently updated its Mission Statement and listed a new set of goals. The mission and goals of the Chamber are envisioned, designed and executed around a single, simple and direct vision: Through business leadership, build a vibrant and prosperous community.
The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving the greater Modesto Area, regional businesses and community prosperity through advocacy, collaboration, access to leaders, economic development, connectivity and business education.
Towards this mission, your Chamber has four goals:
PROVIDE MEMBER SERVICES
Our members will have access to unique networking and promotional opportunities, educational programs, business services and special events – all designed to help their business succeed.
PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Chamber is and will continue to be an active partner in assisting our local business to be successful, expand and remain in our community; and an
active partner dealing with transportation, redevelopment, land use, workforce education, and recruitment and retention of talent.
BE THE VOICE OF BUSINESS
The Chamber is the voice of business and the guardians of the business climate. We will advocate on issues that affect the business environment and work to ensure Modesto is recognized as an ideal city in which to live, learn, play and do business.
DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY VISION
The Chamber will take a lead in shaping a powerful community vision – stimulating dialogue and building a balanced community with an emphasis on quality of life and quality of business.
You Chamber has been hard at work fulfilling each of these goals.
In this issue of Progress the focus is on Economic Development. This issue highlights the work that the Chamber, Alliance, our City and County are working on towards economic development. We have many dedicated volunteers working hard and selflessly in our economic development committee and subcommittee, on many fronts: water, transportation and infrastructure, redevelopment, downtown issue, land use and workforce development. Recent meetings have had presentations around water, the ACE Train, the North County Corridor, the Downtown Partnership, the General Plan Update, and more. We encourage our members to become involved in our Economic Development Committee or one of its subcommittees.