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The Business View – February 2018 / News You Can Use
Jobs. Advocacy. Value. Excellence. These are the pillars on which the Mobile Area Chamber stands and the heart of the Chamber’s work in legislative affairs.
With the 2018 Alabama Legislative Session already underway, the Chamber’s Legislative Agenda serves as a guide to issues key to Southwest Alabama’s growth and competitiveness.
The core focus of the Chamber’s advocacy work continues to be in the areas of economic development and taxes; education and workforce development; energy, environment and infrastructure; small business; and healthcare. In particular, this year the Chamber will emphasize legislation that supports southwest Alabama’s growing small business and entrepreneurial companies. State-led support of seed funding, cabinet-level resources and expansions of business classifications will help keep Alabama competitive with the many states vying for these new and expanding companies.
As well, transportation infrastructure remains a key focus as the region continues to grow. Today’s more fuel-efficient vehicles use less gas per mile, greatly affecting the revenues-per-gallon collected by the state to maintain Alabama’s aging roads and bridges.
The Mobile Area Chamber will work with other metro areas and legislative partners across the state to identify new ways to fund and manage the critical infrastructure necessary to provide safe and efficient roadways.
Read the Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Agenda in its entirety in the link below and to get involved by contacting Patty Howell.
Click here to read The Business View – February 2018
Additional information is on the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.mobilechamber.com, on Facebook at @MobileChamber and Twitter at @MobileChamber.