History & Mission

History & Mission

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Since 1899, the El Paso Chamber has driven connection and innovation in El Paso. Our driving principals have been to move El Paso forward by fostering business, recognizing that business is the foundation for growth and prosperity. Member driven, the El Paso Chamber has been a part of every major business and social development in our region’s history and we are just getting started. Our brand is synonymous with business success. As it did more than a century ago, the El Paso Chamber keeps driving prosperity.

We set the condition for economic prosperity.

Who we are,
who we have been,
who we will be.


The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce (GEPCC) is founded


Presidents Taft and Diaz visit GEPCC


GEPCC establishes the first Women’s Department in the nation


GEPCC paves the way for El Paso’s air mail service


GEPCC takes steps in establishing the municipal airport


Instrumental in bringing the 100-year-old Chamizal boundary dispute to an end


GEPCC successfully led coalition to promote the growth of Fort Bliss


GEPCC is rebranded to El Paso Chamber


Leadership El Paso is revamped.

EPC launched the Business Solutions Center (BSC) and facilitated the distribution of CARES Act funding to help businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic


EPC partners with Hospitals of Providence to vaccinate local small-businesses