Each year in January the Legislative Committee of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce travels to Tallahassee to meet with State Legislators to lobby for the upcoming issues that affect our quality of life and the business climate in our local area as well as the state and the nation.  This year as Chairman elect I will be going along to join in their efforts.  This year we will be meeting with David Hart, the executive vice president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, as well as approximately 10 different State Senators and Representatives and with Governor Rick Scott.

The Manatee Chamber’s focus in 2012 is economic development, technical school funding equity, taxation, health care / reform and infrastructure.  On January 31, 2012 the Florida Legislature convenes the state legislative session.  Each year, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce adopts a Business Agenda which it lobbies for in Tallahassee and in Washington.

Our Chamber of Commerce is constantly working to attain their mission of “To build a positive business environment while enhancing our community’s quality of life.

Manatee Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Agenda

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