The winners are cited “for their outstanding results in bringing prosperity to their communities.”
Winners are judged on six criteria: total projects, total investment associated with those projects, jobs associated with those projects, and those same three metrics calculated per capita for the metro area.
Others on the list include the Austin Chamber, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Dallas Regional Chamber and World Business Chicago.
The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber was on the list for the third year in a row.
“Our region continues to lead the way in economic development and much of the credit goes to the staff and volunteers at the Chambers of Commerce,” said Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong. “This award is a much-deserved recognition of their professionalism and hard work. I am proud to be a part of the North Alabama team working across city and county lines with these professionals to continue to grow our economy.”
It was the second year in a row for the Montgomery Area Chamber to be on the list.
“We are honored to once again be named among the top 20 economic development organizations in the country, particularly as we look back at one of the most challenging years any of us can remember,” said John Yelverton, chairman of the Montgomery Chamber. “In Montgomery, our trusted public private partnership between the city, county and local business leadership continues to be essential to our ability to bring greater prosperity to the Montgomery area.: