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Legislative Survey Results

 

Chamber’s annual Legislative Survey solicits input from members.

 

  • Would your business support a new assessment to upgrade the city of Mobile’s storm water infrastructure?  Yes – 66%

 

  • How important is it for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce to support market-driven insurance coverage to help individuals and businesses find fair and reasonable protection for their homes and business investments? Important – 80%

 

  • Should the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce support state legislation to create charter schools in Alabama?  Yes – 47%  Need more information on Charter Schools – 34%

 

  • How important is it for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce to support employers’ rights to use credit checks, criminal background checks and drug testing before hiring workers? Important or very important – 93%

 

  • How important is it for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce to support offshore oil and gas exploration and production? Important or very important – 80%

 

  • How important is it for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce to partner with government, businesses and other community groups to ensure Baldwin and Mobile counties receive its fair share of settlement funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?  Important or very important – 90%

 

Rank the following items as important or very important to their local business:

  1. Streamlining the business  permitting process in the city of Mobile – 80%
  2. Banning indoor smoking in all local businesses in the city of Mobile – 61.9%
  3. Increasing funding for public safety 77%
  4. Increasing access to global markets via trade agreements – 78%
  5. Increasing reform, efficiency and accountability in local, state and federal government – 92.3%
  6. Creating a board of directors for the Alabama Department of Transportation – 47%
  7. Removing federal financial and record keeping burdens on small businesses – 80%

 

279 Surveys taken