About the Chamber

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Growing jobs and driving a thriving economy in Northeast Florida

The JAX Chamber is a business organization representing more than 3,000 businesses serving Northeast Florida, helping members to make connections, grow their businesses and prosper in our community.


Our members make connections and attend hundreds of events designed to build business relationships, keep you informed and provide opportunities for you to get involved.


JAX Chamber works to grow new and existing businesses by offering educational programs, mentoring opportunities and access to decision-makers across our community.


JAX Chamber advocates for business-friendly policies that grow jobs and opportunities, attract investment, and build a community that top talent want to stay and call home.

History of the JAX Chamber

The Board of Trade was established on January 30, 1884, mainly to promote the dredging of the St. Johns River and to create the jetties. The name was changed to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce in 1915, then to Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2005 and finally to JAX Chamber in 2013. The mission today for our 3,000 members is the same as in the early Board of Trade days – create and promote a business-friendly environment and a thriving economy where everyone in our community has the opportunity to succeed.

The Chamber created Believers in Jacksonville in 1923, becoming the first Chamber in the country to actively recruit businesses to its city. Today, JAXUSA Partnership, the seven-county regional economic development division of the Chamber, works to attract jobs and investment to our region.

The Chamber has had both a front-row seat and a behind-the-scenes impact on many of the key events in Jacksonville for more than a century. Landing an NFL franchise. Construction of the Northbank and Southbank Riverwalks downtown. Creating the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center. Forming the Lewis and White Business League to improve economic opportunities for African Americans in Jacksonville.

In 2016, the JAX Chamber was one of four national finalists for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Chamber of the Year Award. The Chamber’s strength lies in our business leaders coming together to make a difference and investing time to improve our city.


By networking at the hundreds of events the JAX Chamber hosts yearly, you can connect to resources, opportunities and relationships that help you build a better business and a better community.

Chamber Councils

Chamber Councils provide opportunities for members to make connections and hear presentations on topics of local business interest.

The Beaches Division

The Beaches Division offers programs and events for businesses from Mayport Village to Ponte Vedra Beach.

Developing Leaders

NextUpJAX offers Jacksonville’s young professionals opportunities to learn and connect with each other and the community.


JAX Chamber helps businesses of all stages grow by connecting them to educational programs, mentorship opportunities, capital and contracting opportunities.

Jacksonville Women’s Business Center

Partially funded through the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) creates a new level of innovation. The JWBC provides women – both new and established business owners and leaders – programming that includes mentoring, education, entrepreneurial development, extensive resources, and dynamic networking that will ignite the enterprising spirit.

JAX Bridges Entrepreneurship Program

A program of the JAX Chamber, Bridges, with over 1500 alumni, is a simulation that educates and connects entrepreneurs. We leverage entrepreneurial tools, unique learning strategies, and corporate relationships to deliver on our value proposition.

JAX Chamber Open Innovation Center

Our Open Innovation Center, an experiential program, leverages the relationship access of the JAX Chamber to work with core members of local industries to identify use cases that may be offered to a crowd of innovators for treatments and solutions.


JAX Chamber creates jobs in our community – attracting new businesses and fostering organic growth of existing companies. We work with education partners to develop the highly-skilled workers who will fill the new opportunities that come with continued investment in our community.

Expand Your Business

JAXUSA Partnership focuses on Northeast Florida’s economic development and job creation.

Engage in Policy

Public Policy advocates a pro-business agenda at the local, state and federal levels.

Relocate to JAX

Located in the Northeast corner of Florida, JAX is bounding with possibilities for talented professionals, making it one of the best places to live and work. But don’t take our word for it, explore the site to find out what aspects of JAX would make this the right place for you. Our opportunities just might surprise you.​

Photo by Jeff Crass Photography, Eye Candy Publishing LLC

JAX Chamber Business Hours

Business hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.