The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chemnitz is a self-governing body of the business community in the south-western part of Saxony representing the general interest of its 79,000 member companies.
In Germany, Chambers of Commerce and Industry are public corporations with compulsory membership. All German companies registered in Germany, with the exception of handicraft businesses, the free professions and farms, are required by law to join a chamber of Commerce and Industry. This gives the association considerable political influence.
The Chambers of Commerce and Industry take the following action on behalf of its enterprises. They act as a:
Critical partner in the field of politics, i.e. they work within the municipalities and at a regional, national and European level to shape the opinions and decisions of political decision makers.