Policy Agenda

Our Policy Agenda identifies the issues most critical to our member businesses and organizations, and to advocating for economic interests in balance with the social and environmental values that make Boulder a great and unique place to live, work and play. We work to convene and collaborate with community groups and local and regional leadership for solutions. Read the 2017 Policy Agenda here.

The Chamber Board of Directors strongly believes that policy action in these areas will advance the Chamber’s mission to ensure that the Boulder area remains a hub for leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship – economically vibrant, competitive and attractive to businesses now and into the future.

A strong regional economy depends on strong businesses and industries. For this reason, the Boulder Chamber and its Boulder Economic Council advocate for policies which support

  • business retention, formation and relocation,
  • innovation and entrepreneurship, and
  • key primary industries:  aerospace, bioscience, cleantech, IT/Software, natural products, outdoor recreation, tourism, and research, including CU Boulder and federal labs.

while respecting our community’s commitment to environmental and social sustainability.

Long term economic stability requires good governance. The Boulder Chamber supports

  • broadly representative and inclusive civic participation,
  • sound long-term fiscal and land use planning, and
  • an energy strategy that responds to both short and long term necessity.

Supportive infrastructure draws economic investment. The Boulder Chamber supports

  • appropriate and effective transportation and housing options,
  • strong public and private education and workforce development, partnering with CU, and
  • Enabling technologies for the innovation economy