The Monroe Chamber of Commerce was established over 120 years ago to serve the needs of the business community. We help new businesses open and we help existing businesses expand and grow. Our goal is to strengthen our workforce, build our infrastructure and improve the overall business environment. We know that you will discover what we already know. Ouachita Parish is a great place to live, work and raise your family.
Message from Our President & CEO
Our Mission is to create an environment in which our businesses thrive.
The Monroe Chamber of Commerce is a business trade association dedicated to economic growth. We serve many roles in the community:
- We are a policy advocate for business on the local, state and federal level.
- We are a convener and builder of coalitions to ensure that key projects and infrastructure are completed and built.
- We support and assist local business leaders and help them become community leaders.
- We are the place to start to help your business grow and succeed.
To learn more about the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, please call (318) 323-3461.
Our Vision & Values
We envision a thriving and vibrant community where we can raise our families with the assurance that our children will be well educated, have bright futures, and abundant job opportunities here in Northeast Louisiana.
Lead in the creation of an environment in which our businesses thrive
Business flourishes in communities with a favorable business environment. Many things contribute to a positive business environment: the tax rate, the regulatory environment and the ease and speed of working with public bodies. Other factors contribute to a favorable environment, as well: the availability of a trained and skilled workforce; an infrastructure system that allows traffic to flow smoothly and safely; and a communication system that provides access to markets throughout the world. Every day, the Monroe Chamber of Commerce works as a catalyst for change to improve the business climate and to establish an environment in which our businesses thrive by advocating and serving as the leading voice of business for Northeast Louisiana.
Foster the development of a world class workforce
Throughout the nation, employers are struggling to find the qualified workers they need to be profitable. That holds true in northeast Louisiana. The Monroe Chamber is working on several initiatives that will provide local employers with the skilled and trained workers they need to succeed.
Provide the transportation and infrastructure our businesses need to thrive
Access to markets is critical for the success of any business. A good transportation system includes highways, railroads, ports and airports. When all of these systems flow smoothly, business flourishes. The Monroe Chamber works throughout the year with the City of Monroe, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the Greater Ouachita Port Commission, and the northeast Louisiana business community to secure funding for important infrastructure projects that will improve the flow and safety of traffic throughout our community.”