The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), originally incorporated in 1896 as the Harlem Board of Trade is in its 120th year of continued service to Upper Manhattan and the greater New York region.
The GHCC has an extensive history that is integral to the history of Harlem. The Chamber was one of the sponsoring agencies for the IRT Subway line (No. 2 & 3 train) expansion into Harlem, creating opportunity for Harlem's growth. The Chamber was also one of the sponsoring agencies for the George Washington Bridge, the Triborough Bridge and the organization behind the internationally known HARLEM WEEK festival all responsible in their own way for the expansion, growth and development of Upper Manhattan.
The GHCC has continually served as an anchor for regional and community stability and success during periods of urban challenges and now as we enter periods of greater prosperity, The GHCC, over the past forty years, has worked diligently to focus on Harlem's second renaissance and the revitalization of upper Manhattan and New York by supporting new and established businesses, strengthening and enhancing the number, quality and diversity of the professional services provided, encouraging residential, commercial and retail development, affordable housing, expanding tourism and the preservation and sustainability of Harlem's vitality and importance in arts, culture and history.
Click the links below to go directly to pages reflecting the various programs of the Chamber: