Many chambers released statements addressing racial equity in response to George Floyd's death and the protests and demonstrations that occurred across the country. Issuing a public commitment to equity and inclusion, whether individually or in partnership with other organizations, makes a powerful statement.
For more examples of chamber statements, please view:
Chambers of commerce, as community leaders and trusted voices across the country, can play a pivotal role in pushing for policy change. Explore the resources below to learn about the variety of ways that chambers are engaging in advocacy work to advance equity and inclusion for marginalized communities.
In the summer of 2018, the Orlando Economic Partnership (FL) led a collective effort, engaging leadership, staff and stakeholders in the development of a strategic framework for the region’s future. The result was Launch to Tomorrow, an ambitious three-year plan to re-cast economic development to advance Broad-based Prosperity™ for the region. Learn more in the resources below.
For many years, the Indy Chamber (IN) has been an advocate for transit development in the city of Indianapolis. Enhancing mass transit can build a more equitable community by:
Read more about the chamber's dedication to an expanded transit system in the resources below.