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.

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus with former Plano Chamber President/CEO Jamee Jolly and past Plano Chamber Board Chairs Jeff Beckley (2018) and Craig Perry (2017).

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.

2019 Legislative Scorecard

The Plano Chamber of Commerce is pleased to share with you our 2019 Legislative Scorecard. As part of our focus on advocacy, this legislative scorecard is meant to provide an overview of the select issues that we prioritized this session and the votes cast by the Plano delegation. There was a detailed process designed in advance to facilitate a transparent system for the Plano delegation, as well as gather input from our chamber members (details below). The 86th Legislative Session was a largely productive session for issues relevant to the business community.  We advocated heavily for and received additional funding for public schools throughout Texas.  The legislature passed a budget that included additional funding for higher education, economic development, mental health and public education.  Ch. 312, an important economic development incentive for cities, was successfully extended. We also actively participated in a regional coalition for chambers of commerce throughout North Texas to coordinate our advocacy efforts on these business-related issues and saw substantive results from those joint efforts.  We are grateful to our many members that contributed to these advocacy efforts and process.  Your voices are essential in this process. We are honored to represent the voice of the Plano business community and will continue to actively work on your behalf in the interim to ensure that the issues important to your businesses are addressed.

2019 Legislative Priorities

The Plano Chamber will advocate for legislation and issues affecting our business community throughout the 86th Texas Legislative Session in 2019. View the Plano Chamber’s Legislative Priorities for more details.

 

For more information, contact Cassie Ram, Education & Volunteer Manager, at (972) 424-7547.


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