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About us

The mission of the Greater New Haven Chamber is to be an advocate for business, a valuable resource for our members, a venue for connections, and a promoter of economic growth that is shared and inclusive


GNHCC is comprised of the 15 municipalities of: Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge.

It marshalls the physical, economic, and human resources of the South Central Connecticut region for the sole purpose of making Greater New Haven a favorable place to operate a business, a desirable place to work, and an attractive place to live.

Our vision is for the Chamber to be the leading voice in creating a thriving, interconnected, inclusive, and growth-orientated business environment for the New Haven region.


The Chamber focuses on the following pillars for businesses in the region:

  • Member Services
  • Economic Development
  • Public Policy

We'll Help You Grow

Our team of business development specialists takes care to learn about your business so that we can better address your needs. Whether it’s advice on securing a strategic plan for your small business, marketing opportunities for a new product, or leads for new customers, the Chamber can help your business succeed.

The Chamber offers a wide range of tools for businesses:

  • Educational seminars
  • Health insurance
  • Disability coverage
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Sales leads
  • Information on state and local government
  • Referrals for mentoring, credit counseling, professional services
  • Access to financing, business plan, and marketing development