2013 Legislative Agenda
The Government Affairs committee has identified seven (7) areas of focus for inclusion on the Chamber’s standing Legislative Agenda.
- Taxes & Fees
- Transportation & Infrastructure
- Intergovernmental Cooperation
Taxes & Fees:
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce supports a competitive and fair tax climate that promotes and fosters economic growth.
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce supports legislation that emphasizes Free Enterprise. The Chamber believes the Free Market System is the most efficient and profitable way to conduct business.
Transportation & Infrastructure:
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce believes transportation and infrastructure is vital to the region’s economic growth. TheMcLeanCountyarea is at a cross-section of 3 major interstates and centrally located within the State ofIllinois. The Chamber strives to promote commerce through our transportation systems; which include the Central Illinois Regional Airport and public transportation including Amtrak and Bloomington-Normal Public Transportation System.
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce supports investment in quality education. The Chamber advocates consistent and ongoing communication and collaboration, creating and expanding cost-effective opportunities for training, and building partnerships with education providers. The future success of our community is dependent on the quality, rigor, and relevance of the education offered in our schools and colleges.
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce supports agricultural operations and agribusiness. We support policies that encourage agriculture operations to exist, to enhance their operations for modern farming practices, to be profitable and foster economic growth on the farm and in the businesses that support agriculture.
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce will continue to partner with and advocate along with the Employers’ Coalition for Healthcare, Inc. to provide affordable health insurance to our member businesses/organizations. We support local providers, recognizing that providing quality health care services is a key element in attracting and retaining businesses/organizations.
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce strongly supports increased collaboration and sharing of resources between local units of government to increase the cost effectiveness and the efficiency of service delivery to taxpayers and business.