The Greater Des Moines Partnership supports policies that promote economic growth statewide, and align with both Capital Crossroads and The Tomorrow Plan strategic plans for the Greater Des Moines region. The Partnership's 2017 State Legislative Agenda contains important policy positions, including the following priorities: water quality; corporate and personal income taxes; local option sales tax (LOST); state historical building; and Future Ready Iowa.
The St. Louis Regional Chamber advocates forward-thinking economic policies that result in a safer and more secure region, racial equity, and substantial investments in our region's infrastructure. This is our focused agenda for change based on these three core positions derived from our people-first economic development strategy: our position on safety and security; our position for equity and opportunity; and our position on build and invest.
This guide communicates the Billings Chamber's federal, state, and local positions to Chamber members, elected officials, and decision makers. These positions were formulated with essential input from our business community and ultimately approved by our Board of Directors. Includes positions on economic development and equitable business practices; healthcare; infrastructure, transportation, and development; workforce and education; travel and tourism; and energy, the environment, and agriculture.
The Roanoke Regional Chamber's Legislative Agenda outlines the Chamber's policy priorities for education and workforce development, economic development, and health care.
The Rapid City Area Chamber's Public Policy Manual is used to communicate to members, the community, and elected officials the position the Chamber has on business related issues.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's policy statement regarding an increase to the state minmum wage. The Chamber supports a conditional increase from the current minimum wage to $9.25 effective January 2017. They also support applying the CPI-W index to make annual changes after the initial increase and implementation of a tiered regional minimum wage structure, taking into account regional economic variances.
The objective of the Boca Chamber's Legislative Agenda is to advocate for our members as it relates to Federal, State and local government agendas. This agenda outlines City, County, State, and Federal issues and provides contact information for elected officials.
Southwest Indiana Chamber, Category 3 Winner, 2016 Chamber of the Year, Program/Initiative Summary for Synopsis #1 is: "Ensuring that our top legislative priorities, which include the swift completion of Interstate 69, securing funding for a Downtown Medical Education Campus, the creation of and funding for Indiana's Regional Cities Initiative, and the authorization of land-based gaming, received the support and funding they required drove our legislative agenda in 2015. Key outcomes include securing $67 million in state funds, enabling $50 million in downtown investment, and potential savings of $600 million from original cost estimates on the I-69 bridge."
See also Synopsis #2, "Southwest Indiana Chamber Downtown Alliance" - Southwest Indiana Chamber
See all of Southwest Indiana Chamber's pieces from their 2016 Chamber of the Year application:
The Chattanooga Area Chamber's Public Policy Agenda ensures that the Chamber is representing members' interests. The Chamber champions recent initiatives such as Common Core, Insure Tennessee, and Tennessee Promise.
2016 ACE: Award of Excellence
Faced with a $1.6 billion budget deficit, the Louisiana Legislature voted to raise taxes on employers and individuals by more than $600 million in 2015. In response, LABI issued the 2015 Legislative Scorecard to increase member awareness of lawmakers' support for maintaining the size and operations of state government rather than growing the economy and creating jobs. Supported by an integrated marketing campaign, including advertising, public relations and social media, LABI generated significant awareness of key state economic and governance issues and created a valuable resource for members to assess legislators' voting records in advance of statewide gubernatorial and legislative elections.