Loudoun Chamber Releases 2019 Public Policy Positions
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Chamber Continues to Advocate for World Class Quality of Life in Loudoun County
Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Chamber today released its 2019 Public Policy agenda, detailing the organizations official positions on a wide variety of economic and quality of life issues here in Loudoun and across the Commonwealth.
Highlights of this year’s updated positions includes the support of more robust state and local policies directed at increasing the availability of housing options, both rental and for sale, to meet the needs of Loudoun’s growing population and workforce. This position carries significant weight as the county prepares to approve their first revised comprehensive plan in almost two decades.
Many of the issues in the Chamber’s Public Policy Positions also frequently appear in the news here in Loudoun County: rural economic development, nonprofit support, teacher shortages, workforce development, transportation improvements, and, of course, the Metro system. The Chamber’s policy positions advocate for a healthy business climate and a strong community here in Loudoun and will support the overall economic success of the County.
Loudoun Chamber President and CEO Tony Howard said, “The Chamber is seeking federal, state and local laws that support a strong, pro-business environment that ensures economic competitiveness and protects the ability of businesses to create jobs and economic opportunity. Our team will continue to work with like-minded organizations and our elected officials to advocate for the issues and policies that serve the interests of Loudoun’s business community and our workforce.”
Also, worth noting is the Chamber’s support of non-partisan redistricting. This process should include, a non-partisan commission consisting of no fewer than seven members; the absence of the use of political data or election results in the commission’s process; openness of the process to public scrutiny; and ultimate accountability to the electorate through legislative approval by way of an up or down vote of commission recommendations
The document can be found at www.loudounchamber.org/publc-policy-positions. Going into each year, leaders of the Loudoun Chamber’s Public Policy Committee review each priority area of the organization’s policy positions to ensure each issue effectively advocates for the current and future needs of the regional business community.