Business | Community | People
The La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce (LGACOC) is a nonprofit member organization established to support local businesses in 1950, one hundred years after the City itself was incorporated.
LGACOC is proud to be part of the strong tradition representing employers in the great state of Texas, going back to the first two Chambers founded in Houston and Galveston in 1840 and 1845 respectively. Chambers of Commerce have been the propelling force in promoting highways, transportation, industry, business, agriculture, tourism, new community facilities and services, and applying new techniques to keep abreast of constantly changing economic and political conditions.
Our Chamber has membership from businesses, cooperatives, and individuals, seeking to increase economic activity in the area, which ultimately benefits the city through increased visitor traffic, Hotel occupancy, sales taxes, and other revenues.
La Grange has a long history of economic boom and bust cycles, affected largely by events beyond the City’s control. Our Chamber intends to be vigilant to these externalities and ensure that our businesses do not fall prey to bust cycles as in years gone by.
We plan to support business interests while advancing the economic well-being of our community by offering resources and services for businesses and the public at large through leadership, advocacy, networking, training, and collaboration. This will help businesses prosper and grow; increase job opportunities; encourage the expansion and development of all segments of the community; contribute to the overall economic stability of the community; and promote the private enterprise system of competitive marketing, also known as the “free market”.
Chambers like ours offer significant benefits not only to their members but to the wider communities; when businesses are successful, so too are communities. Our Chamber works in partnership with businesses, City Officials and Offices, and the general public to ensure that La Grange remains the best little town in Texas!
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Our Vision is to consistently create regenerative and sustainable economic prosperity for our members and the entire community.
Our Mission is to be effective advocates of business, create and build economic opportunities, preserve the competitive enterprise system, and encourage an entrepreneurship ecosystem that benefits the residents of La Grange and surrounding areas.