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Advocacy

About Boulder Chamber Advocacy:

The Boulder Chamber’s business advocacy efforts never rest. We are constantly watching, analyzing and speaking up for a vibrant prosperous Boulder. Boulder is unique, and that makes us a special Chamber, serving our business members and supporting a strong economy in a way that reflects Boulder values.

We engage decision makers and participate in advance of formal policy change decisions on your behalf to help make Boulder the best place to locate and grow your business. We constantly ensure elected officials, government staff and other community leaders are aware of the concerns of the business community.

With the support of the Community Affairs Council, we stay one step ahead of the issues affecting Boulder area businesses and our Board of Directors keep the Chamber proactively engaged. Subscribe to Weekly Policy News Update

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

Recent News:

March 23, 2017
State Legislative Halftime Report – Accomplishments Thus Far
We’re halfway through our State Legislative Session for 2017 and here is a report provided by our colleagues at the Colorado Competitive Council that will give you their perspective on this year’s progress. Read more.

February 10, 2017
The Public Affairs and Advocacy Team has released the Boulder Chamber’s 2017 Policy Agenda, outlining key public policy positions for the year ahead.

The Boulder Chamber arrived at its policy positions based on feedback from our members along with review by the Community Affairs Council and final approval of the Boulder Chamber Board of Directors.

“Regional and local transportation solutions, workforce housing diversity, land use decisions and the costs of doing business within Boulder are the issues that have the greatest effect on our business community,” said Andrea Meneghel, Director of Public Affairs at the Boulder Chamber. “As such, our advocacy efforts will be focused on creating a positive impact in these areas, balancing businesses’ needs with community goals and values.” Read the full 2017 Policy Agenda here.

Boulder Chamber Letter to Council Re Head Tax

Click here to see analysis behind our 2016 Ballot Positions.

Update: 2016 Development-related Impact Fees & Excise Tax Study

Tax, Fees, and Regulations Update

Summary of Proposed Change to Boulder Revised Code 4-16; Police Alarm Systems

Letter to Council on Development

Boulder Chamber in the News

Read John Tayer’s Op-ed in the Daily Camera, “Collaborate!”

Read John Tayer’s Article in BizWest, “What matters to Boulder business in 2016″

Read the Boulder Chamber’s 2016 Letter to City Council – Input for City Council Retreat

VIew our Policy Outlook – Click here to view the Boulder Chamber Advisory Team’s 2016 Public Policy Outlook delivered at January’s Boulder Economic Forecast

View our Policy Agenda – Click here for the Boulder Chamber’s 2016 Policy Agenda

 

 

 

Questions? Contact Andrea Meneghel, Public Affairs Director at (303) 938-2077.

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Guiding Principles

Taxes, Fees & Business Regulations

Workforce: Education and Immigration

Energy & Environment

Quality of Life

Community Development: Housing, Transportation and Business Space

The Arts