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Legislative Advocacy

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Recent Legislative Wins

✅ Tax increment Financing, a priority for nearly half a decade, is a development tool for local governments building out infrastructure to attract additional commercial development was approved in the 2021 Session

✅ Funding for the I-5 Replacement Bridge Program was approved first in the 2020 legislature and additional funding was approved in 2021.

✅ Capital investment in the WSU Vancouver Life Sciences Building to support the expanding life sciences industry locally was approved as was funding to advance the Terminal 1 development on the Columbia by the Port of Vancouver.

Current GVC Legislative Priorities

The Greater Vancouver Chamber's (GVC) Board of Directors approves the following list of Legislative Priorities for the 2021 legislative session:

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Our Joint Legislative Priorities

Produced in collaboration with the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) and Identity Clark County (ICC), the Southwest Washington Business Community’s Priorities include:

Outlook Breakfast

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Join us for breakfast on December 10, 2021. We will present the business priorities for the 2022 legislative session to the Clark County delegation and engage them in a pointed conversation about the expectations for the session.

Review Breakfast

Become our Presenting Sponsor!

Tentatively set for May 20, 2022. Hear directly from the delegation about the wins for Clark County Business and the policy areas they will be discussing in the interim before the 2023 session.

Government and Public Affairs Committee

This committee recommends our joint legislative priorities, produced in collaboration with the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) and Identity Clark County (ICC), to our Board of Directors for adoption and implementation. Our twin legislative breakfasts bookend each legislative session and offer an opportunity to speak with our local representatives. G&PA Committee →

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