Advocacy


The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has a proven track record of advocating for the business community at the local, city, state and federal levels of government. This is achieved through a tireless dedication to the economic development of Brooklyn, and regular interaction with elected officials. Our aggressive programming combines research, as well as government and community relations.


Member Issues Surveys and Legislative Agendas

Each year, we conduct an annual membership survey about issues affecting the local economy and business environment. The information gathered from this survey helps the Chamber shape its positions on key issues, as well as prioritize its advocacy agendas to plan the annual state and federal legislative visits.

For example, in our 2017 Member Issues Survey, the top three concerns expressed were the cost of providing health insurance for employees, traffic congestion and the cost of rent for commercial and residential space. 

Click the following links to review the results of past Chamber Member surveys:


Community Relations

Through its various committees and working groups, the Brooklyn Chamber conducts strategic outreach to community stakeholders, including neighborhood-based organizations, local businesses, nonprofits, economic development organizations, and cultural organizations to establish partnerships. Particular emphasis is placed on outreach to traditionally underserved demographics with a stated local objective.