Since 1889, the Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce has been committed to promoting the economic vitality and prosperity of Santa Cruz county. The Chamber continues to be the driving force in the county’s economic environment, ensuring that opportunities can be realized, risks can be mitigated, and businesses can thrive. As both a visionary for and steward of the economic environment, the Chamber provides the nexus for business, government, and education and creates the collective awareness, understanding and voice for the local community. In service of its mission, the Santa Cruz County Chamber provides programs, resources, and momentum in 3 key areas: Advocacy, Resources, and Connections.
- Driving and influencing local government policy to champion issues members care about
- Creating opportunities for member businesses to thrive
- Providing access to the people and businesses that form strong ecosystems.
The Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce represents more than 15,000 jobs across every sector of the local economy and throughout the entire county, from Davenport restaurants to Pajaro growers, from Capitola village shops to the mountain wineries, and from downtown Santa Cruz businesses to UC Santa Cruz. Our members include all types of businesses from one-person shops to organizations of more than 2,500 employees. Our mission is to provide advocacy for important issues that affect the success of all Santa Cruz businesses, as well as provide information for economic decision-making and access to meaningful connections. The Chamber's strength is derived from members. Those who invest in the economic community through membership with the Santa Cruz County Chamber support robust programs of work in Advocacy, Resources, and Connections that insure Santa Cruz county remains a best place to do business, to work and to live. We invite you to invest in the Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce and be apart of making an impact in the community. (Learn more about Membership.)