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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2019 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce has a long history of promoting a sound business climate that allows Oklahoma companies of all sizes to compete globally with other businesses. The Chamber represents the interests of sound policy that allows businesses to compete, hire more workers and expand their presence in Southern Oklahoma.
Each year the Chamber Board of Directors adopt Legislative Priorities which reflect efforts to promote and protect the businesses in our area. The priorities are focused in key areas, including:
Economic Development This focuses on the creation of a state budgeting process which addresses the cyclical nature of our economy. In addition, considerable attention is on the creation and passage of legislation that addresses workplace safety and legal liability concerns for Oklahoma businesses with the passage of
State Question 788 – Medical Marijuana. Rural revitaliza- tion legislation will be closely tracked, especially as it relates to housing, infrastructure, etc. The Chamber will continue to support efforts to ensure a level playing field between community retailers and online merchants.
reliable tax structure for all energy development, while protect existing investment and encouraging new capital invest- ment in Oklahoma.
Energy The Chamber supports legisla- tion that offers an inclusive approach and support for a stable and
Workforce Development & Education The support of all efforts to develop a pipeline which will produce an educated and skilled workforce. This goes hand in hand with advancing efforts to restructure the salary schedules for teachers to encourage excellent
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