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Research Overview

This section contains surveys, research and the resulting information that affects and relates to chambers of commerce. This includes ACCE survey initiatives as well as research from outside sources. ACCE relies on our members for suggestions and contributions, so please use this form to provide suggestions.

Chamber Operations Survey

ACCE's Annual Operations Survey runs from early February to early March annually and provides chambers with data they can use to establish comparisons and benchmarks with similar chambers of commerce. As a participant, you can access the results from multiple years’ surveys here.

Membership Statistics

This is a mini-publication from the Operations survey report.  It contains benchmarking data about membership, such as member retention rates, market penetration rates, and more.  It is free to all ACCE members. 

Salary (Compensation and Benefits) Survey

The most accurate and reliable compensation resource developed specifically for the chamber industry. The salary survey is ongoing and ACCE member CEO's may take the survey and download results anytime. As a participant, CEO members have 24/7 access to the compensation data to benchmark their chamber with their peers. Log in here and follow the green links to participate in the survey or to access the results (open to ACCE member CEO's or delegates. Note: For Non-CEOs, the salary survey download option is not available upon logging in. However we can provide access with written permission from member CEOs. For questions or more information, please email


These anonymous polls are only a couple of questions that take only minutes to answer. The answers to these polls are a snapshot of what other chambers are doing or experiencing.

Other Research

Find a variety of research here for and about chambers of commerce, including information about the updated 2012 Schapiro Report and new Chamber Revenue Models Report.

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