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The Seattle Metro Chamber is the only Chamber in the region working on your behalf at the city, county, state and federal levels. In addition to our role as a policy advocate, we are a community partner and the source for creating broad-based coalitions around issues we all care about; from transportation to education to the environment.

To learn more about current policy initiatives and how you can become involved, please review our Policy Priorities below. To find events relating to our advocacy efforts, visit our event calendar.


Priorities

The Seattle Metro Chamber advances issues of vital importance to the business community. We are a proponent for wise investments and sustainable policies that foster economic growth and enhance Seattle’s competitiveness in all markets—global and local alike. Whether it is education reform, job creation or regulatory oversight, the Chamber is the business community's leading voice and advocate.

  • Transportation
    Transportation

    The Chamber is a dedicated advocate for infrastructure that meets current transportation, safety, and service needs and supports our region’s long-term economic vitality.

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  • Education
    Education

    The Chamber advances local, state and federal policies that build a robust education system and support the development of our region’s current and future workforce. 

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  • Land Use and Housing

    Land-Use-Accordian-imageThe Chamber works toward an inclusive, globally competitive region by supporting policies that add and preserve housing at all affordability levels as well as smart urbanization strategies.

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  • Regional Collaboration

    Regional-CollaborationThe Chamber works with local businesses, governments, nonprofits and other partners around the Puget Sound area to advance policies and cooperative efforts that build and sustain regional prosperity. 

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  • Gender Equity

    Gender EquityAchieving gender equity is essential to a globally competitive region. There are two ways to get involved: our community- and individual-focused Women in Business and Leadership Initiative (WIBLI), and our employer-focused initiative to close the wage gap, 100% Talent.

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  • Business Climate

    Taxes-and-RegulationThe Chamber engages the innovation and entrepreneurship of our members to advocate for a vital business environment that contributes to shared prosperity in our region.

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  • Industry Specific Advocacy

    Industry-Specific AdvocacyThe Chamber focuses on growing the key industry clusters that drive our region’s economy through advocacy efforts on the issues that impact their ability to do business.

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  • International Trade
    International-Trade

    With more than 40 percent of all jobs in Washington tied to international trade, the Chamber works closely with its Washington Council on International Trade and Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle affiliate programs to ensure policies and investments that maximize our region’s international competitiveness. 

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  • Elections
    Case

    Electing people who champion economic prosperity is essential for the strong health and vitality of the Seattle metropolitan area. Recognizing this need, the Chamber and a broad group of Seattle area employers formed the Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy.

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Membership starts at $500 and is open to any business or organization interested in increasing their presence in Seattle metropolitan region.

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