The John F. Kennedy International Airport Chamber of Commerce was chartered in March 1978 by a group of business people in the JFK Airport area. JFK is the only airport in the nation to have its own Chamber of Commerce dedicated to the airport business community.
Their object was to create an environment in which they could gather together to share their common concerns. They have been successful in enhancing the general welfare of the airport community in terms of fostering better relationships between one another and various governmental agencies at the Federal, State, City and local levels.
Queens’ best kept secret! — JFK contributes about $31 billion in economic activity to the New York/New Jersey region, generating approximately 233,000 jobs and about $11.3 billion in wages and salaries. Roughly 35,000 people are employed at the airport. Over 81 Passenger and Cargo airlines from the four corners of the world service JFK Airport. In 2010, the airport handled 46,514,154 passengers, making it the 18th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic.
JFK is one of the world’s leading international air cargo centers. Two cargo facilities totaling 430,000 square feet of warehouse and office space offer the latest in cargo-facility design. The airport has more than one million square feet of office and warehouse space dedicated to broker, freight forwarder and container freight station operators who do business within the NY/NJ region. JFK is the region’s leading international gateway for air cargo, processing 1.3 million tons in 2010.
The Chamber’s membership is varied, reflecting the character of business at the airport. Members include air carriers, air cargo forwarders, agents and nearby container stations; medical doctors, dentists and health groups; construction firms; hotels, banks, security organizations; building maintenance firms and leasing organizations. Others come from manufacturing firms and support services, trucking, real estate. the law, accounting, packaging, fuel supply, government, publishing, printing, catering, finance, and the clergy.
Membership in the Chamber will include your company in the mainstream of life at JFK. Support the Chamber. Let your voice be heard on the issues confronting those whose livelihood depends upon how successful our airport is. The challenge has never been greater as we enter into the millennium. Join us now as we continue to work toward making John F. Kennedy International Airport a world-class airport. Be part of the many activities and changes that are taking place at John F. Kennedy International Airport.