Grow Your Business

Steps to Open A Business

We serve over 600 businesses, including locally owned small businesses, banks and retail chains, as well as transportation, distribution, and service providers, among many others. 


The Laredo Chamber of Commerce has a 5-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


Steps to open a business:

Alternative Sources of Financing​

Alternative sources of financing are popping up everywhere, offering loans with favorable conditions to new or existing businesses. They include everything from traditional banks and personal financiers to crowdfunding platforms, peer-to-peer lending sites, microloans, and more. 


Some alternatives to traditional financing: 

Small Business Resources

SBA Business Toolkit

Procurement Hub

Join The Chamber

Belonging to your local chamber gives your business a leg up compared to those who are not members.

Why Invest?


Be Recognized

  • Members like to buy from members!
  • Add your business to our #ChamberMember Directory
  • Seize networking opportunities with events and committees.
  • Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking brings promotion to your business.

Promote & Grow

  • Grow your business on our online Procurement Hub
  • Free Job postings on your Member Hub
  • Get showcased on our social media & Business spotlights
  • Promote your Events or Promos on our Weekly Newsletter

Train & Develop

  • Sharpen your business ‘Know-How’ with our Business Development Certification
    Program for you AND your employees! $500 value but FREE to members
  • Spread your business wings with education resources
  • Find mentorship within our membership

Annual Discounts

  • Free workshops and development sessions (BDCP)
  • Get your Rx/Health care savings card to your team
  • Benefit from special savings on advertising with local media
  • Office Depot Store Purchasing Discounts Program
  • Special price for members in Certificates of Origin & Notarized Documents
  • Upload your own Member to Member Discounts

Have a Voice

  • Engage with local business leaders at special events
  • Receive timely alerts on issues that impact business
  • Stay informed about issues that affect your business

Get Involved


Chamber Membership is a two-way street. The more you participate and stay involved-the more you will get out of it.


  • Network with our Chamber Events
  • Access opportunities for community involvement.
  • Elevate your business’ presence.
  • Join a Chamber Committee and share your expertise.