Global Talent Chamber Network

Resources Founding Members Updates

About

NAE’s Global Talent Chamber Network brings together chambers of commerce from across the country who see immigrant integration as an economic growth strategy. Through this network, NAE offers research, technical assistance, and strategic advice to chambers on issues of immigration, immigrant integration, and economic development. Members of the network have access to the following support:

  • Tailored economic reports highlighting the contributions of immigrants to a metro area, congressional district, or state;
  • Communications and messaging guidance to frame immigration as an economic issue and an opportunity for growth;
  • Policy analysis of federal, state and local immigration legislation and its projected impact on chambers through webinars and individual engagement;
  • Plug-and-play advocacy opportunities and campaigns coordinated by NAE’s political and public affairs teams in the field (e.g., national fly-ins and days of action, state legislative campaigns, etc.);
  • Best practices in local immigrant integration and economic development strategies; and
  • Online resources and toolkits that highlight the work of chambers of commerce in communities across the country.
Economic Reports Advocacy & Policy Analysis Best Practices

Chamber Resources

Map the Impact

Map the Impact

An interactive data map showcasing immigrants’ contributions in all 435 congressional districts, the 100 largest U.S. metro areas, all 50 states, and across industries. Learn more at www.maptheimpact.org.

Gateways for Growth

Gateways for Growth

A digital toolkit highlighting chamber leadership on regional strategic planning to enhance immigrants’ economic contributions.
Learn more at www.gatewaysforgrowth.org/map/chamber.

 

Founding Members

GTCN Founding Members

Ames Chamber of Commerce

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Greater Des Moines Partnership

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Silicon Valley Organization

St. Louis Regional Chamber

Tulsa Regional Chamber

Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce

Greater Louisville Inc.

Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition

Minneapolis Regional Chamber

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

Dallas Regional Chamber

Champaign County Chamber of Commerce

Fresno Chamber of Commerce

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Greater Omaha Chamber

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce

Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Network Updates

NAE Launches Cities Index to Measure Immigrant Integration and Outcomes

In September, NAE launched the Cities Index, a first-ever assessment of how well the largest 100 cities in the United States are integrating their immigrant populations. The tool ranks cities on two scores: policies towards immigrants, and socioeconomic outcomes of how the immigrant community is faring compared to the U.S.-born. By showing how and where cities are succeeding—and where there’s room for improvement—chambers can use the Index to guide strategies to better attract and retain international talent. The BostonDetroit and Cincy chambers joined mayors and members of Congress in tweeting their scores.

Lancaster Chamber CEO Pens Op-Ed in Support of Immigrants and Refugees

Tom Baldrige, CEO of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry, penned a poignant op-ed on the importance of Lancaster County’s immigrant and refugee communities. The article comes in response to the White House reducing refugee admissions to the lowest level in decades. The Lancaster Chamber has been an outspoken leader on immigration issues, and is currently working with NAE through the Gateways for Growth Challenge to develop a plan to better integrate foreign-born residents into the workforce. “When it comes to the contributions of our colleagues and neighbors who are immigrants and refugees in Lancaster County, our community’s past has benefited greatly. And our future is dependent upon their continued presence,” writes Baldrige.

Join NAE at the 2018 National Immigrant Integration Conference

NAE will be co-leading the Vibrant and Vital Economies Track at the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) this year in Arlington, VA on December 9-11. Now in its eleventh year, the NIIC is the largest conference on immigration in the U.S. and includes three days of networking and strategizing on immigration policy issues. NAE will lead discussions on business leadership on immigration planning and advocacy, and host a welcome reception to kick off the conference on the evening of Sunday, December 9. We hope to see you there!

GTCN leaders at the 2nd annual Global Talent Chamber Convening in Salt Lake City, March 2016

About NAE

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