A core pillar of the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s efforts to support economic prosperity in the Greater Phoenix region is to advocate for pro-business, pro-Arizona policies at every level of government.

We know that you have a job to do—running your business and moving your company’s agenda forward—and we know that doing your day-to-day job well means that you have less time to worry about the decisions legislators are making or the issues being debated daily by lawmakers.

That’s why we’re here to be your resource and your advocate.

The Chamber’s advocacy process begins months before our Public Affairs team meets with lawmakers or attends issue and stakeholder meetings.

Our process starts right in our offices with a series of meetings where Chamber members—like you—can make their voices heard.

At these meetings with the Chamber’s Issues Committees and the Public Affairs Committee, Chamber staff facilitates discussions between members to develop a strong, robust set of guiding principles in six distinct issue areas. These guiding principles make up our annual Public Policy Guide, which showcases the Chamber’s key issue positions to lawmakers and the community at large. This past year, we proudly debuted our 2020 Public Policy Guide at Valley Voices: Leaders in Public Policy.

During the upcoming legislative session, the Chamber’s Public Affairs team will be working toward key legislative priorities, including advocating for a structurally balanced budget, seeking pro-workforce policies that ensure employers have strong talent pipelines, and guarding against unnecessary and costly regulations that hinder business growth.

These priorities and issues might seem mundane, but they can make a big impact on your business.

By advocating for healthy infrastructure, well-funded schools, and the tools to develop robust talent pipelines, we’re ensuring that Arizona will remain a place where your business can thrive.

By standing in opposition to harmful mandates and burdensome regulations, we’re helping to protect your business from red-tape that can hinder growth and innovation.

As we kick-off the new year, I want you to know that the Chamber will be taking care of politics so that YOU can take care of business.

Posted by Danny Imes