Founded in 1899, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cáceres (Cámara Oficial de Comercio e Industria Cáceres) is a Public Law Body, whose main aim is to defend the general commercial and industrial interests of the province of Cáceres. The Chamber is run by a group of 29 entrepreneurs elected every four years by all the entrepreneurs of the province of Caceres. They represent the Assembly which defines all the general objectives to reach. In this one, the President and the Executive board are elected.
The Assembly is composed of workers commissions whose aim is to closely analyse the problems of the economic sectors and to define the objectives in detail. A group of employees and technicians headed by the General Manager is in charge of its starting and implementation.
People, citizens or juridical persons, who practise commerce or industry in the province of Caceres, belong to the Chamber. Patronal fees finance the Chamber and receipts coming from determined services that are directly proposed to the entrepreneurs.
This services focuses in the provision of specialist advice in several areas: Creation and Business Development, Internationalisation, Legal, fiscal and economic processing, public assistance programmes to corporations, partnerships with local regional and national Government, transfer agents and knowledge institutions. Also promote wide training programmes, business expertise and employment guidance.
The Chamber collaborates actively with more than 30.000 Cáceres-based companies, covering various needs through implementing services as: All-in-One Offices for Business, Innovation advice, Business Incubators, VET and Higher Training, Promoting of Exports and International Trade Missions etc. Its main objective is developing initiatives to extend the culture of quality and innovation so that SMEs in Extremadura Region can tap the opportunities afforded by globalisation. The Chamber serves these businesses through a network of three branches, two business incubators (temporary shelter structure designed to companies start-ups) and two One-Stop Offices for Business (and processing for companies with national tax authorities and social security)covering the region, providing value to implement economic development programmes.See the Project Partner's website