Leading and Advocating for a Successful Community

ADVOCACY

Support public policy that promotes economic growth

  • Create and promote a pro-business state legislative agenda
  • Host public policy forums
  • Advocate for the preservation and expansion of funding for education
  • Protect funding for career and technical education
  • Lead 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
  • Administer a political action committee (PAC)

Represent S. Arizona businesses with local, state and federal officials

  • 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

Increase the voice of business with City and County government

  • Represent business at City Council and County Board meetings
  • Schedule business leaders to appear at City Council and County Board meetings

Promote strategic problem solving between private and public entities

  • Collaborate on revising City of Tucson election systems
  • Increase Chamber investor awareness of issues and candidate positions
  • Lead the Retail Theft Task Force
  • Provide We Can Help online help desk resource

ECONOMIC EXPANSION

Create new economic opportunity for Tucson region

  • Lead the expansion of air service at Tucson International Airport
  • Educate business about procurement strategies

Protect and promote military installations throughout S. Arizona

  • Collaborate with the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance
  • Advocate for expanded mission assignments
  • Support the operations of and families at military facilities

Help businesses make strategic connections

  • Host events that convene the business community

Improve workforce readiness

  • Collaborate with Earn to Learn program
  • Create better alignment between education and private sector needs

Develop future business leaders

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

Retain local businesses and foster expansion

  • Offer online resources to help businesses grow

Promote a positive perception of our community

  • Lead civic improvement projects