The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meetings bring together hundreds of the city’s business community along with elected leadership to celebrate the year’s strategic successes and set the path for future growth.
The Chamber’s efforts continue to produce a number of significant milestones that are moving Montgomery’s economic development strategy forward. Some of those milestones include:
- Direct Air Service from Montgomery to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport starting in June of 2018.
- Montgomery named number one in new and announced jobs for 2016 by the Alabama Department of Commerce.
- The launch of Montgomery’s Technology strategy (TechMGM). TechMGM has created technology workforce training in partnership with local educational institutions, leveraged the Air Force Information Technology and Cyber Power Conference to continue to strengthen the partnership between the business community and the Air Force and introduced major technology companies to the Montgomery Internet Exchange (MGMix). In addition, the growth of the MGMix to 100 Gig Capacity has boosted the competitive advantage Montgomery now offers to data-intensive companies.
- The community-wide support of the effort to win the F-35 Lighting II mission for the 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard, based at Dannelly Field. The combined efforts and support of the business community, elected leadership and citizens rang out loudly and clearly to the Air Force and the men and women of the 187th. A decision is expected at any time.