150 Things You Didn’t Know About the Chamber
The Chamber has over 3,000 members that represent 300,000 employees and growing!
The Chamber was instrumental in creating the Regional Transportation District in 1968.
The Chamber helps shape leaders in Colorado. In 1974 Leadership Denver was created, the start of the Chamber’s affiliate the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation.
In 2001, the Chamber increased its representation from six counties to seven as Broomfield became the metro area’s seventh county.
The Chamber helped New Mexico and Arizona become states in 1902.
The Chamber proposed a $15 billion, 20-year, multi-modal transportation package in 2002. It was passed by General Assembly and signed by Gov. Bill Owens. This went on to fund the transportation expansions project (T-REX) in 2004.
To assure that the business sector had a voice in policy statewide, the Chamber created the Colorado Competitive Council, focused on ensuring Colorado’s business climate continues to be competitive nationally and globally, in 2005.
The Chamber petitioned congress in 1884 to appropriate funds to make Galveston, Texas, one of the most accessible, capacious and safe harbors of the United States, the future port entry for the Rocky Mountain region, accessible to largest ocean vessels.
The Chamber and the Metro Denver Economic Council commissioned a comprehensive study showing $1 billion in lost economic opportunity annually due to infrastructure needs on Interstate 70 in 2007.
In 1886 the Chamber had the School of Mines investigate iron deposits in northern Colorado.