The Troup County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1911 as the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce. It was chartered as a corporation on September 23, 1947. The original purpose of the organization was to promote civic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, social, and educational development for the city of LaGrange and Troup County. The organization urges community involvement in improving the city and county. This interest led to involvement in many projects and events designed to encourage people and businesses to move to this area. For instance, the organization advises on business hours and holidays for merchants, built a livestock barn, offers information to visitors about the area, works with charitable organizations, and publishes a monthly newsletter all in an effort to promote the county.