As the voice of business, the Plano Chamber’s fundamental purpose is to create and sustain a competitive advantage for businesses in the City of Plano and the North Texas region. It is our goal to develop and promote public policy positions and foster a proactive agenda to protect the interest of business and advance the quality of life of the community.
We work with member companies, all levels and offices of government, and numerous partner organizations to address issues such as: business climate, workforce development, infrastructure, and urban expansion.
Listening to the concerns of our membership is the Plano Chamber’s top priority. Our Public Policy Committee works tirelessly to identify the issues of highest priority to our business community and to act on their behalf. Additionally, Plano Chamber advocacy programs and events provide unique opportunities to connect with local, state, and national elected officials.
2017 Legislative Scorecard
The Plano Chamber of Commerce is pleased to share with you our 2017 Legislative Scorecard. As part of our increased focus on advocacy, this legislative scorecard is meant to provide an overview of the select issues that we tracked this past session and the votes cast by the Plano delegation. The 85th Legislative Session contained many challenges as well as opportunities for the business community. We are proud of the progress made with the passage of legislation that will allow Collin College to offer four-year degrees in Nursing. We supported the passage of the Budget, which included funding for several of our legislative priorities, including the TEXAS Grant program and the Texas Enterprise Fund, both of which are vital components to continued economic development in our region. While substantive changes to the property tax system failed to make progress, we look forward to continuing to engage in the conversation around school finance reform as the newly-created commission studies the issue in the interim. Finally, we joined forces with numerous businesses and organizations in Plano and throughout Texas to actively advocate against discriminatory policies that would harm Texas’ reputation as a business-friendly state.