Discussions focused on the need for improved mobility for our workforce and residents to sustain a thriving economy and address quality of life concerns. Our coalition of chamber representatives emphasized the need for additional annual funding in the state budget for transportation investments. They also advocated for increased transportation funding for multi-modal projects that will expand the range of transportation solutions, specifically for improvements on key regional corridors such as State Highway 119 (The Diagonal) and State Highway 7 (East Arapahoe). The NWCA also advocated for workforce housing solutions and supported legislation to fund an electronic system that will help our small businesses comply with new online sales tax reporting requirements.
Illustration of the event (fourth photo) is provided by new Boulder Chamber member, Cal Brackin, who joined us at the Capitol as a business attendee. He is the founder of On Board Innovations, a business that uses animation and design to communicate complex information for a variety of industries. Learn more about his work at onboardinnovations.com.