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  • On Watch - State Legislative Agenda

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    Each year, the Chamber compiles a legislative agenda listing specific issues that can affect our area’s business community. While the Alabama Legislature is in session this year, the Chamber will closely monitor bills and proposed regulations related to these issues and work to ensure business interests are considered and concerns are heard by elected officials.
     
    Business & Economic Development
    • Technology/Innovation/Smart City initiatives
    • Continuation and enhancement of the Alabama Jobs Act
    • Continuation and enhancement of the Grow Alabama Credit
    • Research and Development income tax credit that parallels the federal R & D credit
    • Streamlining sales tax collections
    • Initiatives to enhance Montgomery’s tourism industry and historical significance
     
    Small Business
    • Initiatives that assist cyber and technology growth, small and minority business development
     
    Military
    • Initiatives that grow the military and defense missions within the River Region
    • Initiatives that provide educational, employment and business opportunities for military families
     
    Education/Workforce Development
    • Workforce development efforts that align state workforce initiatives through the coordination of the regional workforce councils.
    • The implementation of a State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS)
    • Increased funding to Expand Career Coach Program
    • Funding to increase the number of quality Pre-K classes
    • The expansion of the Youth Apprenticeship Program
    • A set of academic college and career ready standards in math and English
    • Continued funding for statewide STEM Education Outreach program
     
    Find more details about the Chamber’s advocacy on behalf of your business and your community at montgomerychamber.com/legislative-agenda.
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