Business Advocacy Positions
We evaluate member priorities annually with the Legislative Survey. Membership response shapes the legislative focus of the Business Advocacy Council. However, policy making decision power rests solely with the Council.
The Business Advocacy Council has endorsed proactive stands on important issues including:
- Tax Policy
- Tort Reform
- Health Care
- Labor & Workforce Issues
- Sustainable Third Class Cities
- Binding Arbitration
- Economic Development
- Revenue Enhancement
The Coalition for Sustainable Communities
Pennsylvania has 53 cities of the Third Class, many of which serve as the economic hub of their regions. Cities of the Third Class form a vital foundation for Pennsylvania of infrastructure, commerce, innovation and community with all of its opportunities and challenges. They also provide the location for many regional and professional jobs that have higher income than that of the city residents. But as important as our third class cities are, almost all are struggling with structural deficits. The problems of our cities definitely affect adjoining municipalities in their metro region. As cities fall below a certain tipping point, it becomes impossible for them to grow themselves out of their decay. In an effort to find solutions, a Coalition for Sustainable Communities alliance was formed to bring together Chambers with a special interest in Third Class Cities.