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Public Affairs Committees

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce offers seven committees to get involved with and let your voice be heard. Industry and community leaders, practitioners, legal experts, and lobbyists come together to evaluate legislation and regulatory matters, in order to make position recommendations on behalf of the Chamber.

The Chamber welcomes all members and their employees to participate in shaping Arizona's laws and regulations. To learn more about these committees, contact the Public Affairs Department at 602.495.2195.

Agriculture, Environment & Water
Works to support environment, water and natural resources policies that are based on sound science and responsive to Arizona’s unique needs. The committee responds to the needs of the business community by participating in policy-making that encourages economic development in Arizona, while respecting the state’s natural resources.

Budget and Tax 
Works to promote tax and budget policies that support the retention of businesses, attract new investment and create employment in the greater Phoenix region and Arizona. If other Chamber issue committees are evaluating policies that also have a tax and/or fiscal impact, the Budget and Tax issue committee will be included in that evaluation process to ensure consistency with the Chamber’s Guiding Principles.

Economic Development
Seeks ways to support retention and expansion of existing businesses in the region; as well as collaborate with a variety of economic development organizations on efforts to retain, expand and attract businesses. The committee has three core pillars: Business Retention/Expansion, Legislative/Regulatory, and Education/Outreach. In addition, the committee will oversee the Chamber’s BidSource procurement program. There is a requirement that the co-chairs serve on the GPCC Board of Directors.

Insurance and Health Care 
Works to have a strong insurance system that is affordable and meets the needs of Arizona’s businesses and citizens.

Legal and Regulatory Reform 
Addresses a variety of legal issues including tort and regulatory reform, labor/union, ballot reform, and election/campaign finance reform.

Works to increase the versatility of our regional transit system, enhance airports, and improve mobility for the region’s employers, goods, residents and visitors alike. The committee analyzes proposed transportation projects and advocates for investments that will improve mobility and contribute to economic development of the region.

Works to enhance academic accountability and offer appropriate skill training that answers employment needs to create a stronger workforce.

Public Affairs
This committee considers recommendations from the GPCC’s seven issue committees, and acts to make policy recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors.