ADVOCACY

As the leading voice for business in the Capital Region since 1895,
we advocate at the local, state and federal level for the environment that business needs to succeed.

ANNUAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Each year, the Metro Chamber organizes advocacy programs that focus directly on improving the business and inclusive economic climate and the livelihood of the Capital Region.

POLICY & ADVOCACY NEWS

GET ENGAGED

Under the 4-Point Business Promise, the Metro Chamber is creating a committee structure in which Members will have the opportunity to serve as subject matter experts, learn from guest speakers, discuss and drive the important issues facing our region, connect with elected officials, build strong business relationships and more – a truly unique Metro Chamber experience.

We’re calling on you to bring your expertise and insight to these teams as we prepare for 2021. Please consider serving as an advocate for the Metro Chamber and our community by emailing Jazmine Alop to learn more.

The Metro Chamber at the local, state and federal levels that advocates for policies and endorse candidates that support the growth of a ready and skilled workforce and strong business environment. We play an active role leading inclusive economic development in order to create the environment and conditions businesses need to operate and grow. Our efforts amplify the voices of our Members and speak collectively on behalf of the largest business community in Northern California.

2020 ADVOCACY PLATFORM

With over 125 years of experience as the voice of business for the Capital Region, the Metro Chamber is the epicenter of regional business advocacy and progress. Based on feedback from our Business Community, the Metro Chamber will launch an aggressive platform in 2020 to address the issues that are affecting you the most – from housing to homelessness, advanced mobility and workforce gaps. We are committed to driving real change that you can feel.

The Capitol-to-Capitol (Cap-to-Cap) program originated 50 years ago and has since brought participants from all six-counties to Washington, D.C. to meet with our federal representatives in Congress and Administration and agency officials on regional topics that improve our economic livelihood.

The region’s longest-standing federal advocacy program has been suspended for 2020, in order to protect the health and safety of all involved, to preserve the integrity of the program and focus our support for local businesses and community leaders as we navigate the COVID-19 economic response and recovery efforts here at home.

We want to extend a sincere thank you to our sponsors, partners, volunteer leaders and the full delegation, the invaluable voices that make this program what it is, the people and organizations whose unwavering commitment to the Metro Chamber has propelled us through the last 125 years and who will lead this organization into the future.

While we will not be traveling to DC at this time, our need to continue to advocate for our region’s businesses has never been greater. The Chamber is dedicated to advancing our mission FOR BUSINESS and when circumstances allow, we fully look forward to resuming this important program and to celebrating our 50th year of advocacy in Washington.

PARTNERSHIPS

We help drive policy and advocacy in areas critical to inclusive and equitable economic growth by playing a leading role in partnerships with other advocacy groups, trade organizations, and regional chambers and through collaboration with public agencies, county offices, and our local colleges and universities.

Our well-established relationships with the community and business leaders enhance and strengthen our members’ ability to succeed and drive job growth.

I joined the Chamber because I saw this group as the strongest leaders in the greater Sacramento area for advocacy of business concerns, and fostering community development. I have been so pleased by the welcome I have received and remain highly impressed with the difference we are making.

Virginia A. Varela Golden Pacific Bank

Thanks to the Metro Chamber for their effort and dedication to help and support local business in the Sacramento Region.

Jad Douhab Ameriprise Financial, Elliot, Mason & Associates