Advocacy

Where We Stand

The Chamber is the lead advocate for its membership and the business community in the Greater Binghamton region. Our objective is to influence public policy in a manner that generates a climate of economic growth, lowers operational expenses for business, and fosters new investment.

Legislative Agenda

Through direct feedback from our membership, the efforts of our committees, and approval by our Board of Directors, the Legislative Agenda is our guiding force behind the Chamber’s Legislative priorities.

2019 Agenda

Recent Wins

  • BGM enplanements are up
  • Continued modifications to on call scheduling
  • No movement on Tip Credit change
  • Widespread support for Property Tax Cap
  • Vetoed Bereavement Leave Bill
  • County and City lowered property taxes
  • 20 Million to the Greater Binghamton Fund

 

Policy Positions

  • Lower taxes
  • Decreased regulatory burdens
  • Property Tax Cap
  • Against Single Payer
  • Invest in Workforce Development