The Chamber of Commerce is almost entirely self-funded. Its income derives largely from the annual Membership fee paid by all companies in the Province that are listed in the Register of Enterprises. This income is primarily employed to support members' business activities.
Thanks to its 350 employees, the Torino Chamber of Commerce plays a key role in the promotion and the development of the local economy.
There are almost 6 million businesses in Italy, 400,000 of these are based in Piedmont and over 200,000 in the Torino Province. Then, the Chamber's most important administrative activity is keeping the Register of Enterprises, which is one of the organization's strong points, an archive full of data which can be consulted anywhere in Italy, thanks to the computer network of the Chambers of Commerce (from the type of activity they perform to their balance sheets).
The mission of the Chamber is to foster the growth of local economy and enhance it through effective and targeted initiatives, thus playing the role of spokesman with competent authorities for nearly 200,000 companies working in the Province and registered with the Torino Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber of Commerce has support and promotion functions for the general interests of the companies under its territorial jurisdiction.
The promotional activities are focused on the local economic development: services for the production system, for the market, sharing of infrastructure companies, grants, etc.
The promotional activities' target is to promote and stimulate the local entrepreneurial system through:
- access to financing
- access to technological innovation
- information and consultancy for companies involved in foreign trade
For more information, please visit the Chamber's website at:
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