2014 CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
In the fall each year, a legislative issue survey is sent to our members. Information from this survey is then passed along to the Government Relations Committee (GRC) where the Chamber's Legislative Agenda is developed. Once the GRC approves the Legislative Agenda, it proceeds to the Executive Committee and to the Chamber Board of Directors where it is finalized.
Create a Better Business Environment that Promotes Investment, Innovation and Job Creation
State Budget – The Wichita Metro Chamber believes the State should practice fiscal discipline.
Taxation – The Wichita Metro Chamber believes in a fair and equitable system of taxation that promotes private sector growth and makes Kansas more competitive.
Investment-friendly Business Environment – The Wichita Metro Chamber believes a low-cost business environment is critical in order to be a competitive and attractive business destination.
Transportation – The Wichita Metro Chamber believes a strong transportation infrastructure is critical in developing and expanding commerce.
Environmental Resources – The Wichita Metro Chamber believes environmental management must take a balanced and reasonable approach that protects the environment without putting unnecessary burdens on business.
Education – The Wichita Metro Chamber believes a strong education system is vital in workforce and talent development.
2013 Unified Legislative Agenda
For the past seven years, the Visioneering Unified Legislative Alliance has produced the Unified Legislative Agenda (ULA) which includes key community issues with benchmarks that affect job growth, education and per capita income.
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