Our History

The Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1943 as the Negro Chamber of Commerce. 

It was the first chamber of its kind in the area, and was founded as a means to explore and initiate economic development in the Black community, and the Coastal Bend area, and to assist in educating Black/Minority Business Owners of city and county governmental plans that can contribute to the high quality growth for economic development. 

The Chamber also assists in promoting business startups and other entrepreneurial endeavors.


Our Mission

The Mission of the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce is to further promote social and economic development for the Coastal Bend Black/African-American communities. 

The Corpus Christi Black Chamber strives to make a difference by educating the public and expanding business opportunities.


Our Purpose

The Corpus Christi Black Chamber is organized for the following purposes:
  • To develop, promote, and protect African American and minority businesses in the Corpus Christi area and surrounding cities,
  • To support the advancement, education and economic growth of the African American and minority business community, and
  • To serve as a business resource, a forum and advocate for African American and minority business issues and a united voice for the African American and minority business community.
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