The 1990s began with a new partnership by the Chamber and the Port of Seattle, as the two organizations joined together to launch the Trade Development Council of Greater Seattle.
According to the Chamber's annual report for 1990-91, "this new joint venture will merge the best of the Chamber's international and domestic marketing programs with those of the port in an effort to guarantee that our region stays ahead of the competition in an increasingly global economy."
Today, the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle is a collaboration of the City of Bellevue, City of Everett, City of Seattle, City of Tacoma, Pierce County Government, Snohomish County Government, Port of Everett, Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and union leadership to promote the trade interests of this region in domestic and international markets.
Since 1992, the Trade Alliance has managed or lent assistance to business missions to more than 30 regions. The Trade Alliance also hosts inbound missions, and in just the past few months has hosted delegations from every continent except Antarctica.