Welcome to the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce

The Punta Gorda Chamber invites you to explore our city and discover why Punta Gorda, FL has continuously been chosen as one of the best places to vacation, live and work!

“A friendly community with a remarkable past and an exciting future.”

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Welcome to Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is an historic small town, a hidden treasure on Charlotte Harbor.

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The Punta Gorda Chamber is committed to improving the local business climate.

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Welcome to Punta Gorda

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore our city and discover why Punta Gorda has continuously been chosen as one of the best places to live!

“A friendly community with a remarkable past and an exciting future.”

We invite you to share with us a little of the incredible charm of this historic, yet thriving, small city. Nestled on the shores of Charlotte Harbor in sunny Southwest Florida, it is rapidly becoming the IN destination for visitors, residences and businesses alike. You will also find an abundance of local information in our Friday Facts newsletter, where you will find all of our members’ events and promotions. <click here for a Calendar of Events>

“A small city with a very big heart welcomes you! IT’S HAPPENING ON THE HARBOR!”

Punta Gorda on the Rise

“#3 in the US,” says Charlotte County Economic Development Office

The Punta Gorda Airport is the third fastest-growing airport in the U.S.  New hangars and a general aviation center are in design. A $50 million capital improvement budget is in place. PGD is used for area companies using aviation, as well as for commercial transportation.

Destination: Punta Gorda

Allegiant Air announced that Punta Gorda is one of their most sought-after destinations. 5 new routes will be added in Nov. bringing an additional 29,000 visitors each year. Book now for: Charleston, SC; Elmira, NY; Memphis, TN; Norfolk, VA; Sioux Falls, SD.

Opening Soon! New Hours!

The new Punta Gorda Public Library will open on or about August 26th. They are in the process of moving now.

Soon to be open 6-days a week, also watch for new, extended hours. The Friends Book Store is moving with Library.

Punta Gorda is Sunniest

Punta Gorda ranked 27th of the 30 sunniest cities in the U.S. reported (6 cities in Florida made the ranking.) Compiled by 24/7 Wall St., they reviewed metropolitan areas with the most hours of peak sun per day from 1979-2011 using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s North America Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS).

Florida Population Growth Estimates Are Rising

Florida, Punta Gorda, Charlotte CountyThe Demographic Estimating Conference (FL state government) met July 8th and projects a ‘net migration’ to Florida of over 300,000 annually from April 2019 to 2024. This growth will mostly come from people moving here from other states and not from births.

Punta Gorda Chamber Breaks the Glass Ceiling

2019-2020 fiscal year will see an “all-women” Chamber Executive Board. This is the first time in our history and, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, they are not aware of any other Chamber in the State having such a group!

Ranked in Top Ten in Florida

Achieva Credit Union is named as one of Florida’s 10 best credit unions, based on a national survey. There are branch locations in Punta Gorda & Port Charlotte.

Chamber Website is Working for its Members

Punta Gorda Chamber logoIn July, approximately 3668 visitors visited the Punta Gorda Chamber website; over 10,000 pages were viewed. You too can find out what is going on in PG and at the Chamber by visiting www.puntagordachamber.com

The New Harbor Walk @ Sunseekers

 Charlotte County Harbor-walk-aerial

Another Breakfast Option on the Way

waffle-houseWaffle House restaurant is coming to Punta Gorda. The PG Building Division issued permits and construction has started on the corner of U.S. 41 & E. McKenzie Street.

Punta Gorda Has Second Lowest Fuel Price in State

Oil prices hold steady, at least for the time being, according to the AAA Fuel Price Finder. Florida’s low prices are thanks to ongoing market sentiment that global oil supply is stronger than demand.  AAA says prices should continue to trickle down.

Punta Gorda Unemployment Rate Keeps Dropping

Low-unemployment-PuntaGordaThe number of unemployed people in Punta Gorda continues to drop. Only 3.5% of our population is currently unemployed. Back in 2011, over 11% were unemployed.

Charlotte County a “Best Employer”

Forbes-Magazine-LogoCharlotte County government made the list for large employers in Florida. Employees were interviewed and asked if they would recommend working for their employer. Charlotte County ranked 87th of 185 of businesses over 500 employees. A Venice company also ranked.

Charlotte Schools keep B-rating, 5th year

Copperfish Book DriveFor the 5th consecutive year, Charlotte County Public Schools received a B grade, receiving 60%, which is 1 point higher than last year. An “A District” grade is 61.5. This is an all-time high grade for the past 8 years. For teachers, administrators and students alike – KUDOS!

Building is booming in PG

Punta Gorda metro area (Charlotte County) is ranked 14th nationally in construction employment growth recently. Along with the rise in residential permits issued, commercial and Sunseeker’s Resort strongly influences this growth.

We Welcome Visitors in Your Language

Willkommen in deutcher Sprache    Bienvenido en Espanol    Bienvenue en francais    Добро пожаловать в Россию    Ласкаво просимо на українській мові    flag-uk

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What Our Members Say
The Chamber is a family of business oriented people that strive to look out for the best interests of small businesses in the area. I am so glad to be part of the family!!
Sue RandallVillage Fish Market, La Fiorentina
The Punta Gorda Chamber, to me, is like family ...both business family, as well as social family. Not only have I met people through the chamber who have supported the work that I do, but I have also given business ...

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Keith CallaghanFlorida Gulf Coast University
As a funeral home director, I received a death call the other night. A man had died at his home and had not designated a funeral home prior to his death.His friend was on the scene and had the deputy ...
Rick Tuss, Managing PartnerCharlotte Memorial Funeral Services
The Chamber is important to our business for a number of reasons. It actively markets our community, attracting visitors, some of which become residents, to our area. They work at joining the business community as well. We only grow through ...

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Claudia BrucePeace River Distributing
The Punta Gorda Chamber plays an important role in my business.
When I transferred to our Punta Gorda banking center, I didn't know a soul. My involvement in the Chamber has made me a part of this community. I have made ...

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Stacy CruzBusey Bank
The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is a tremendous resource to Gettel of Charlotte County.  The Chamber provides awareness, credibility and knowledge about our business to the other businesses in our community. Our continued success and growth depends on the Punta ...

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Cherie GeorgeGettel of Charlotte County

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Mindi Abair's Punta Gorda Wine Music Festival

Mindi Abair’s Punta Gorda Wine + Music Festival

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Wine & Jazz Festival, Punta Gorda Chamber Sale

15th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival 2020

15th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival will be held on February ...
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Annual Awards Banquet - Sept 21st 2019

Annual Awards Banquet – Sept 21st 2019

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