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As the calendar turns to 2018, the Chamber is already hard at work preparing for what this year’s state legislative session holds in Jefferson City. The Missouri General Assembly opened its 2018 session on January 3, with numerous issues up for consideration.
The Chamber has long been an advocate for state-level issues that help to create an atmosphere conducive to job creation and growth, from funding for education, workforce and transportation to legislation that fosters a strong business climate. If you’d like to see specific information about the Chamber’s approach to these and other important issues, we’ve put together a guide outlining our 2018 State Legislative Agenda.
Of course, one of the most effective ways to advocate for our priorities is to meet with our elected officials and state leaders face to face. One of our most popular opportunities to do just that is the annual Salute to Missouri Legislators, a joint effort of the Chamber and the nine other members of the Springfield Metro Partnership.
This year’s Salute to Legislators event, on January 24, will be the 33rd annual event. The Springfield region will showcase itself to a statewide audience of lawmakers and executive branch officials. It’s also a great chance for business and community leaders to interact with state officials and offer a unified message on issues of mutual interest.
There are still spots available for the Salute on January 24 in Jefferson City; you can visit our calendar to learn more about this exciting event.
This is just the beginning of how the Chamber is working to advance the needs and priorities of its members. We encourage you to visit our website or contact a member of our Public Affairs team if you’d like to know more about how we Advocate for Business.
We also advocate for programs and issues with our delegation of federal legislators, and we’ve provided a guide to the Chamber’s stance on federal-level issues for 2018 as well.
And we've put together a video look back at the Chamber's public affairs highlights from 2017 - take a look below!