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THE OAKLAND METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Founded more than one hundred years ago, the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce remains one of the most influential forces in local government and regional economic development. The mission of the Chamber is to secure the economic future of our community, and to enhance the quality of life in the city of Oakland. 

With some 1,000 members, the Chamber is actively involved in public policy and provides valuable resources to members.

Connect

Creating dynamic events and programs to connect Chamber members and local partners.

Convene

Convening the community to bring together diverse voices that help Oakland thrive.

Communicate

Facilitating dialogue between members, residents, and the community.

Lead

Leading the East Bay in advocacy, research and data, and philanthropy.

About Oakland Chamber

The Chamber proudly offers unprecedented benefits – advocacy, research, small business and nonprofit programming, special member – to – member discounts, award-winning publications and communications platforms, and numerous opportunities to help make local businesses connect and prosper.

Join us to help make Oakland, and the metropolitan area, an even better place in which to live, work, and play.

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Releases Annual Survey of Voter Attitudes

For over 20 years the Chamber has annually engaged a data research firm to poll Oakland residents’ views on a host of quality of life, economic, business, and public safety issues as well as the efficacy of our elected officials. We use this information to educate our city leadership on what their constituents feel and want from their government. The 619 dual-mode voter survey was conducted October 24-28, 2021 by FM3 Research with results weighted to reflect the demographic profile of likely November 2022 voters and the poll’s margin of error is +/- 4.0 percent. Key findings from the survey include the following:

• Voters are increasingly pessimistic about the direction of the City, of the local economy, and in their views of local government.

• By a wide margin, homelessness and housing costs continue to be the most acute problems facing Oakland.

• Concerns about crime have risen in the last year, and increased majorities feel less safe in the city and in their own neighborhood.

• Voters see rapidly building more housing as the key to addressing Oakland’s needs; they oppose allowing

camping in public spaces, and back setting aside places for people experiencing homelessness to access support.

• The race for Mayor in 2022 is wide open.

• Voters want to keep the Oakland As

Read the press release here. 

 

Oakland is Rooted in Diversity

The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce believes diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the economic future of our community. We see DEI as a necessary tool for enhancing the quality of life for everyone. By connecting businesses, creating opportunities to convene, and cultivating community, the Chamber is committed to lead a sustainable and equitable path for businesses.

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