Aggressive business platform guides direction
Each year the North Clackamas County Chamber reviews, rewrites as needed and readopts the Business Platform, a document that drives the work on the Public Policy Team and Board of Directors.
the Platform guides the members to research, hear about, discuss and possibly take positions about a number of concerns that affect doing business successfully and maintaining a strong, local economy.
A copy of the entire Platform for 2012-13 may be downloaded here as a pdf. Among the basic items in the platform are:
Advocating for enhanced transportation systems, both highway and transit, in North Clackamas, including, but not limited to, the Sunrise Corridor, Harmony Road, Highway 205 improvements, Columbia River Crossing, and light rail.
Advocating for increases in industrial land and the infrastructure to support those lands and future business development, and reviewing and advocating for items on the Urban & Rural Reserves task force.
Advocating for legislation that protects and enhances the educational systems of the area and state from pre-school through higher education.
Advocating for medical liability class action reform and other reforms in medical liability as may be needed, and, advocating for reasonable health insurance programs by employers for employees.
Providing venues for the public to hear about and question community programs and projects that relate to the business community in any number of ways.
Advocating for public safety programs and projects that enhance livability and the communities’ abilities to ensure a strong local economy.
Providing venues for the public to hear and question candidates for public office.
Providing venues for the public to hear about and question initiatives, referendums, ballot measures and/or proposed legislation that affect business and/or the economy at any level of government.
Advocating for increases in family wage jobs producing land, shovel ready industrial sites, and the infrastructure to support those lands and future business development.
Providing awareness to the membership of the Chamber regarding opportunities for citizen involvement on programs and projects that affect the business community of the North Clackamas area.