Advocacy Partners

The Kentucky Chamber provides leadership as a catalyst, consensus-builder and advocate to unite business and advance Kentucky. From its beginnings more than 65  years ago. the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has evolved into the premier business association in the state. The Chamber represents the interests of more than 90,000 employers across the Commonwealth. From family-owned shops to Fortune 500 companies in virtually every industry in the state, our business community shares a vested interest in enhancing Kentucky’s ability to compete on a national and global scale.

Established in 1965, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives (KCCE) is the society of chamber of commerce professionals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As a not-for-profit division of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the primary goal of KCCE is to serve its membership by providing quality professional development, networking, resource exchange opportunities and grassroots advocacy. KCCE provides technical assistance, onsite consultation and training to local chambers on organizational and operational matters.

the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance (WKRCA), a formal alliance of 14 counties in far western Kentucky. Our purpose is to provide a unified voice for local businesses in the region and to serve as a catalyst for regional leadership and action, bringing together resources for legislative, educational, infrastructure and economic development advocacy. Although the WKRCA is a newly formed organization, it is being recognized by area legislators, both state and federal, as a vital partner in their efforts.

The purpose of the Murray-Calloway County Board of REALTORS® is to foster cooperation among our members, and provide services that allow them to succeed in the real estate business while maintaining the high standards of conduct as required by the Code of Ethics, as well as the laws governing the state of Kentucky.

The economic development goal of this community is simple. By working with strategic partners such as the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and TVA, we strive to retain and attract only the highest quality manufacturing and distribution firms to our area. We strongly feel that our assets such as low crime, affordable housing, excellent public school systems and cutting edge telecommunication services make our area one of the best locations possible for leading companies searching for that “just right” fit.

As directed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Kentucky Main Street program, Murray Main Street must follow the NTHP National Main Street four-point approach:

Organization: Focusing on the structure of the program, the Organization committee works toward fundraising and membership ensuring the foundation of the program will remain strong. Economic Restructuring: The most difficult of the four points, E/R involves recruiting new businesses into downtown and historic areas, working on incentives for those businesses and working with the city government on those programs. Promotion: A healthy, vibrant downtown is created by awareness of activities and events happening and the promotion committee is the hub of successful events. Design: Many design projects for streetscapes, signage, façade grants and restoration are developed and supported through the design committee.