In 2010 the Lviv Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrated 160th anniversary it was founded in 1850 by a decision of the Austrian Emperor Franc Josef.
. Today the Lviv Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a secure base for businessman in protection and support their interests. Partners of LCCI are about thousand best-known companies in the region, more than 391 of which are full members of it, it has direct partnerships with Chambers of CIS and Central and Eastern Europe. The Lviv Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a member of Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is respected worldwide organization of Ukrainian business. This is Regional Chamber that acting in the Lviv region.
The Lviv CCI is a regional organisation operating within the Lviv region covering an area of 21,800,000 sq.km (3.6 % of the Ukrainian territory). Its population is 2,650,000 (as of 01 January 2004). Lviv is the largest industrial, administrative, and cultural centre of the Right-Bank Ukraine. The Lviv region borders the Ukrainian-Polish frontier.
Four road and three railway points are located within the Lviv region. The best equipped crossing point is Krakovets-Korczowa. Lying near the borders of West European countries, the Lviv area is a highly-developed industrial and agricultural centre with a powerful economic basis. The region has rich deposits of natural resources, among them coal, natural gas, oil, earth wax, peat, sulphur, potassium salt, table salt, and minerals used in the manufacture of high quality construction materials.The Lviv area boasts huge resources of therapeutic mineral waters. Lviv is among Ukraine’s most important industrial, scientific, and cultural centres. This is a city with a rich and multi-faceted architectural heritage covering the 12th–20th cc.
The food sectors ranks first in the industrial production structure of the Lviv region (25.2%) and is followed by the machine-building sector (11.9%), and power, gas and water production and distribution sector (11%). The next in this list are oil-processing industry (9.8%), and pulp and paper, printing and publishing industry (8.2%).
Foreign trade is conducted with 97 countries worldwide, the leading positions among trade partners being held by businesses in Russia, USA, Germany, Poland, Denmark, and Kazakhstan.There are over 1000 businesses with foreign capital in the Lviv region. The largest investments have been made by investors from Germany, Hungary, Poland, France, Denmark, and the United Kingdom.
Operating in Lviv are Consulates General of Poland, Russia and Czechia, and Consulates Honorary of Austria, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Netherlands and Germany.