The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce (GABC) promotes the development of African-American businesses and the expansion of the Greater Austin business community by providing resources, technical assistance, and leadership on policy issues that enhance economic growth and by promoting convention and tourism.
Serving as a bridge for African-American businesses and the Greater Austin business community to obtain greater prosperity and influence within Central Texas.
What makes the Chamber effective? The strength of its members. Powered by the collective influence of local businesses and our strategic partners, the Chamber is uniquely positioned to capture opportunity and advance a business agenda. Member-driven programs, initiatives and policies create a platform for business connections, professional development and community involvement.
The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, then the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC), was incorporate in 1982. Founded by eleven community, political and business leaders within Austin, the organization was established to bring awareness to the enormous amount of dollars generated from black consumers in the form of travel and tourism within the goal of providing economic prosperity for African-American businesses and the general Greater Austin region.
GABC exists to deliver the capital to our members, the African-American and Greater Austin Business Community. Our three principle value areas include:
- Political Capital: Advocacy and Civic Engagement
- Business Capital: Business Education and Training
- Social Capital: Networking and Business Connections