Your Business Advocate
The Chamber believes in effective grassroots advocacy, powerful partnerships, and well-informed and politically engaged communities. The Chamber is the business community’s voice in the halls of government for policies and laws that promote business enterprise and a strong economy.
While members certainly benefit the more they get involved in the Chamber’s many offerings, the Chamber’s staff and committees are continuously working behind the scenes to provide a return on investment to its members through its advocacy.
You can focus on your business, knowing your Chamber is keeping a pulse on the issues that you, and determining what we can do to help our business community thrive.
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Read on to hear how the Chamber is helping small businesses have a bigger voice in the halls of government:
Governmental Affairs Advocacy
Implementation of a committee to protect, strengthen and effectively represent the community’s small businesses within the government’s legislative and rule-making processes; oversight of legislation and administrative regulations affecting the business community
Creation of important coalitions with key organizations and associations including the Tallahassee Builders Association, Tallahassee Board of Realtors and Association of Builders and Contractors to increase the Chamber’s influence
Engagement of Elected Leaders
Creating opportunities for business leaders and young professionals to discuss important issues with local and state elected officials
Growth Management Oversight
Actively championing growth management on the local level through communications with City and County Growth Management Departments regarding improvements to the process, input on land-development regulations, and tracking of functional consolidation of local Growth Management Departments
State Government Task Force
Coordinating actions of local business community, universities and state government to ensure a vibrant business sector in the region
Representation at City and County Commission Meetings
Presence at meetings of importance through Chamber’s senior staff and volunteer board of directors on behalf of the business community. For representation of business retention, expansion and attraction opportunities, contact the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County.