TwinWest, Minnesota chambers
kick off legislative agenda
ST. PAUL (01/28/19) – The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce launched its legislative agenda at its annual Session Priorities event on Jan. 9, outlining initiatives to grow the state’s economy for the benefit of all Minnesotans.
Five major priorities will frame the Minnesota Chamber’s initiatives at the Capitol. The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce will support this agenda as part of the Minnesota Chamber Federation.
- Tax competitiveness: Ensure that our tax climate supports long-term success.
- Health care: Ensure quality care is affordable and accessible to all Minnesotans while enhancing the ability of employers to provide coverage to their employees.
- Workplace mandates: Preserve the right of private employers to develop wage and benefit packages that best suit the distinctive needs of companies and employees.
- Transportation: Ensure Minnesota has a safe, reliable and efficient multimodal transportation system through sustained and strategic funding for roads, bridges and transit.
Workforce development: Accelerate private-sector workforce efforts to help employers attract and retain the skilled workers they need to compete.
“We look forward to working with Gov. Walz and the entire Legislature to help them understand how the public policy they craft directly affects all Minnesota businesses, and what is needed to help create economic opportunity for all Minnesotans,” Chamber President Doug Loon said. “Being on the front lines of Minnesota business with our members makes me confident that we can recalibrate Minnesota’s economic policy to propel us forward and sustain our cherished quality of life.”
Loon applauded local chambers of commerce for their commitment to a strong economy. “The Minnesota Chamber Federation represents about 40 local chambers of commerce statewide united with the Minnesota Chamber to speak with one voice on the critical issues affecting Minnesota businesses.”
The Minnesota Chamber is a statewide organization representing more than 2,300 businesses of all types and sizes – and more than half a million employees – throughout Minnesota. The Chamber works tirelessly for its members; providing one-on-one business services, opportunities to grow their networks and knowledge base, and cultivating an economic environment where businesses stay and grow in our state. A business climate that allows for innovation and forward-thinking leadership will help grow the strength of Minnesota’s economy for generations to come.