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Mission, Vision, and Platforms

Welcome to your Dakota county regional chamber!

Why Do Members Join the DCR Chamber?

One primary motivation is our commitment to our mission, vision, and platforms.  The DCR Chamber offers members opportunities to expand their network, heighten visibility, promote their business, develop leadership and professional skills, and help influence local and regional initiatives.

Membership will open the door to new business opportunities, essential business advice, valuable information, and expertise.  The Chamber provides extensive networking opportunities through more than 100 events annually and facilitates connections with key decision-makers for assistance in resolving business challenges. The DCR Chamber is dedicated to supporting the local and regional economy, cultivating an effective workforce that can meet the needs of businesses both now and in the future, and promoting a business-friendly environment at all levels of government.

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Our Goal is Driving Business and Communities Forward

Mission Statement: The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is the Regional voice that advocates for the business community, works to improve local and regional business environments, and helps cultivate vibrant communities.


Vision Statement: The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be the influential and effective Regional organization and is a catalyst for growth in its communities.


our four key platform:


Workforce Development, this includes job fairs, job postings, and internship programs.


Includes helping organize over a dozen Candidate Forums, Advocacy and Issues Forums and Candidate Visits to the Region.


To IDEAS gathered from our website and other communications, and MEMBERS you will meet at over 100 annual events that will improve and grow your business.


Strong Businesses need the support of vibrant communities to thrive. That includes nonprofit, city and county, educational and other key Regional partners.  We bring these partners together at dozens of events including celebrating our nonprofits at our Annual Holiday Luncheon.

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A chamber of commerce is a local organization made up of businesses and professionals that work together to promote and protect the interests of the business community within a specific geographical area.

It operates as a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation consisting of voluntary members who dedicate their time and resources to advance initiatives and programs tailored to the members’ requirements, contributing to the organized progress and prosperity of the region.

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DCR Chamber’s Service Footprint

The DCR Chamber regionally represents approximately 500 members from all categories of business, non-profit and community partners throughout Dakota County. The DCR Chamber also locally serves the cities of Farmington, Rosemount, Eagan, Empire, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Lilydale, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul, along with the Townships of Castle Rock, Eureka, and Hampton. While the DCR Chamber does not recruit within Dakota County outside of its footprint, approximately 40% of our Membership choses to join us from outside of our footprint for the benefits our Regional Chamber provides. Many of our Members see the value of chamber membership and join other chambers as well.

Is the Chamber Part of City/County Government?

No. This is a common misconception. While the DCR Chamber collaborates with the city and county as partners, it is important to note that the DCR Chamber is an entity representing businesses and is not part of the city or county government.  The city and county government serve as the corporate body for the community, while a chamber functions as a distinct independent, nonprofit business organization.

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