The Advocacy Fund educates, informs, and moves the needle on key policy issues that impact the business community. In 2023, the fund is focused on
-Public Safety -Housing -Taxation -Property Rights
Invest in the Advocacy Fund to protect the local business community.
As the Voice for Business, the Chamber works at Local, State, and Federal Levels to represent your business interests, ensuring that the South Sound remains a desirable place to build and grow business.
This means you can concentrate on running your business while we meet with elected officials, community leaders, and business stakeholders to create and sustain pro-business policy that will provide a favorable climate for your business to succeed.
The Chamber's Legislative Agenda
The vission of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is to make the South Sound the most equitable, inclusive, and thriving place to do business in Washington State. Through this mission, the Chamber will provide businesses in the South Sound strong advocacy efforts in order to protect the rights of business owners, grow business and the economy, increase our private sector workforce, and improve the overall business climate. In this legislative cycle it is critical we have a strong presence by uniting our business community at the state capitol.
The Chamber's Top Legislative Priorities
Protect the Puget Sound Gateway, Connecting Washington, and Move Ahead Washington transportation packages to help meet our transportation and economic development needs
Protect urban data center tax preference legislation to safeguard investment in Pierce County
Oppose policies like restrictive scheduling legislation that would worsen workforce issues
Support regulatory and tax code updates to encourage housing construction
The Manufacturing Industrial Council The Chamber works closely with the Port of Tacoma and its surrounding industrial businesses so that it will remain one of the South Sound's greatest economic driving forces. Learn More About the MIC
Transportation and Infrastructure The Chamber works to ensure a healthy regional economy associated with the development of an effective, efficient transportation system and the resources to sustain it.
Policy and Regulation The Chamber advocates on behalf of businesses throughout Pierce County, at the State Legislature, and with Congressional delegates & federal agencies. Leveraging our resources and relationships, we are able to take a proactive role in discussions concerning policy decisions and regulations.