Greater Memphis Chamber Releases 2014 State Legislative Agenda

Release date: 1/7/2014

Memphis, TN — The Greater Memphis Chamber released their 2014 state legislative agenda at a reception that included local elected officials, Chamber leadership and business community leaders.

For 2014, the Chamber has focused on areas of public policy where legislative action can have the greatest impact across our community.  The Chamber’s legislative agenda represents the top priorities of the many requests that are annually reviewed by the Chamber’s Government Affairs Executive Committee.  The GAC recommends the final list for approval by the Chamber Board of Directors.

“The Chamber works hard to ensure that our elected officials are aware of the concerns of the business community,” said Andre Dean, vice president, community development, Greater Memphis Chamber. “We have a proven track record of effective advocacy which helps our businesses be successful and our economy grow.”

Areas of focus in the agenda include legislation on transportation and logistics, support of Pre-K programs, continued implementation of Common Core Standards and support of the Governor’s plan to expand Medicaid and an overall health system that maximizes choice and value. “These priorities fall in line with the Chamber’s 2014 goals and some of the missions of the Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle,” said Dean. “They represent the main concerns of our members as well as the assets that need to continuously be strengthened.”

Chamber leadership will also make a trip to Nashville to present and discuss this agenda as well as the agenda of the big four TN chambers (Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville & Chattanooga) with state law-makers later this month.

Read the Chamber’s 2014 Legislative Agenda.

The Greater Memphis Chamber is the lead economic development agency for Memphis/Shelby County, and is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,300 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.