The Grand Island Chamber is concerned about legislation which will negatively impact our business partners because legislative decisions have a significant impact on a business’s bottom line. Input from businesses, staff research and direction from the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee helps determine the direction the Chamber will pursue when lobbying at the local, state and federal levels.
In order to formulate a platform and policies to help guide staff and lobbyists, each year the Chamber discusses pressing issues related to taxes, transportation, and regulations which all drive up the cost of doing business. The Government Affairs Committee then studies legislation introduced and forwards recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors on the bills of interest to the business community. The action taken by the Chamber Board of Directors is provided to the elected leaders as a guide on how they can create a business climate conducive to job growth in Grand Island.
The Chamber of Commerce also communicates updates and pertinent information on bills introduced in the Unicameral to members via the Chamber’s electronic Weekly Update. This bulletin contains specific issues of interest to the business community such as state aid funding, business incentives, and tax policy. To sign up for this weekly update email firstname.lastname@example.org.