Mission, Goals & Awards

Mission

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce (DRCC) exists to promote and advocate on behalf of commerce in the Dulles Region. As one of the largest chambers in the DC Metro area, the Dulles Regional Chamber is the premier chamber serving the dynamic Dulles Region. Our chamber assists its members in four key areas:

Small Business
Offering opportunities for growth through networking events, business matchmaking and professional development.

Economic Development
Focusing on transportation, commercial space, business advocacy and regulatory environment.
Workforce
Concentrating on STEM education incentives, government contracting, innovation, veterans and diversity.
Community
Partnering encompasses the communities surrounding Dulles Airport, as well as area non-profits and quality of life issues.

Awards & Recognitions

Business
  • Regularly ranked as one of the largest chambers (by membership) in Northern Virginia by the Washington Business Journal in its annual Book of Lists
Education
  • Career Connections Award, 2001, 2008  (presented by Fairfax County Public Schools)
  • Partner of the Year, 2006 (presented by Fairfax County Public Schools)
Workforce 
  • ESL Grant recipient from Northern Virginia Community College, 2008
  • Partner with NOVA for Dulles Corporate College, 2008
  • ESOL Grant recipient from the Washington Area Partnership for Immigrants, an initiative of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, 2005-2007
Community Achievements
  • The Dulles Regional Chamber is proud to support initiatives that strengthen the dynamic communities comprising its footprint. Some of these notable achievements include:
  • Founding Friday Night Live! in 1994, the largest free summer concert series in Northern Virginia, celebrating 20 years of great entertainment in 2014
  • Leading more than a decade of advocacy efforts in Northern Virginia to support Phases I and II of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
  • Initiating a community vigil in the wake of 9/11 that drew more than 1,000 residents together
  • Defining the Dulles Region with the assistance of George Mason University economist Dr. Steven Fuller
  • Creating the Herndon Chamber Committee to support businesses within the town
  • Organizing multicultural summits, following the results of a census in 2000
  • Creating the Chantilly-Centreville Committee to support businesses in the chamber’s central and southern footprint
  • Developing the Chantilly Day Festival, an event which draws more than 5,000 people annually to the celebration