Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)

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The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1918 to provide support, advocacy, and promotion to businesses in the borough of Brooklyn. The Chamber accomplished these goals by organizing events such as the 1922 Manufacturers Industrial Show, an exposition highlighting Brooklyn-based manufacturers for citizens of the borough and New York City. By 1937, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce was the second largest organization of its kind in the country. Throughout the mid-20th century, the Chamber advocated for such projects as redevelopment of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (officially known as the New York Naval Shipyard), revitalizing the Red Hook waterfront, and the Fulton Street Mall. Originally located on Court Street, the Chamber's office is now on Elm Place in Downtown Brooklyn.

Sources Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "The Brooklyn Chamber and the Business Evolution of a Borough." Accessed December 28, 2010. http://www.ibrooklyn.com/site/aboutchamber/chamberhistory

From the guide to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce publications, 1919-2004, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Economic conditions |y 20th century
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Commerce
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Economic development--New York (State)--Kings County
Business enterprises--New York (State)--Kings County
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Active 1870

Active 1938

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