WHAT WE DO

Economic Expansion and Job Creation

Retain and expand local business

Foster business growth and job creation

Promote our community

HOW WE DO IT

Advocacy

Support public policy that promotes economic expansion

  • Create and promote a pro-business legislative agenda
  • Advocate for the preservation and expansion of funding for education
  • Protect funding for career and technical education
  • Maintain the Project Prosperity program

Ensure the business position is represented in elections

  • Evaluate candidates for public office
  • Promote the election of public policy makers who understand and support job creation
  • Promote passage or defeat of business-relevant ballot initiatives
  • Administer the Tucson Metro Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC)

Increase the voice of business with local, state and federal officials

  • Represent business at City Council and County Board meetings
  • Schedule business leaders to appear at City Council and County Board meetings
  • Mobilize Chamber investors to engage with policy decision makers
  • Collaborate with the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance

Promote strategic problem solving between private and public entities

  • Increase Chamber investor awareness of issues and candidate positions
  • Maintain the Coalition Against Retail Theft (CART)
  • Provide We Can Help online help desk resource

Host public policy forums

  • Lead delegation of business leaders to Washington, D.C. to advocate with federal officials
  • Host the State of the State Address
  • Host the State of the City Address
  • Host Issues Over Easy
  • Host Interface

Create new economic opportunity for Tucson region

  • Promote the expansion of air service at Tucson International Airport
  • Host procurement workshops with federal, state, county and city entities
  • Advocate for expanded military mission assignments throughout Southern Arizona

Workforce Development

Improve workforce readiness

  • Lead Intern to Career program for high school students
  • Foster better alignment between education and private sector
  • Collaborate with Earn to Learn program

Develop future business leaders

  • Host the Emerging Leaders Council
  • Collaborate with Greater Tucson Leadership