2019 Policy Framework
As Boulder’s leading economic vitality and business support organization, the Boulder Chamber advocates for local and regional policies that foster and strengthen this rare economic ecosystem. The Boulder Chamber helps new businesses through their start up phases, and supports established businesses and non-profits to innovate, thrive, and continue to serve the community now and into the future.
We support comprehensive local and regional infrastructure investment and community enhancements that meet the needs of Boulder businesses, sustain economic vitality, and support the general health and welfare of our community.
The Boulder Chamber will take a lead role in advocating for federal, state, and local policies that help Boulder businesses meet their workforce needs.
Energy & Environment
The Boulder Chamber supports sustainable energy and natural resource management strategies, including transportation energy savings, higher-density redevelopment, and renewable energy advancement measures, that respond to both short- and long-term necessity, including the risk of climate change, enhancing community resiliency, and promoting innovation that benefits economic vitality.
Quality of Life
The Boulder Chamber advocates for a vibrant economy in balance with investments and polices that are consistent with our community’s social, cultural, and environmental values. These policies should result from good governance principles that sustain Boulder’s unique, creative, and livable character while promoting cultural diversity and inclusiveness.
Taxes, Fees & Business Regulations
Taxes, fees, and regulations maintain important public services and infrastructure, but they must appropriately balance the cost and associated impacts in a manner that protects our economic vitality and keep Boulder affordable to a wide diversity of businesses and individuals.