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Legislative Advocacy

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Recent Legislative Wins

✅ I 5 Replacement Bridge Funding- keeping this in front of not only the Clark County delegation but also the transportation committees in both the House and Senate let them know how important funding this project is to the business community and resulted in $450 million of initial investment in the project

✅ Long Term Care Act Revisions

✅ Rural Broadband Development and Access – an ongoing effort, this initiative is critical to huge tracts of Clark County and is resulting in expedited projects from Camas-Washougal to Woodland

✅ Workforce Development Legislation

✅ Staffing Ratio Mandates for Hospitals defeated

✅ Support approaches to provide shelter for the homeless while protecting business

✅ Port of Vancouver Terminal 1 Project – a key element of the ongoing revitalization of the Vancouver Waterfront the supportive funding coming from the State to assure this project is done correctly and soon, resulting in a destination that will bring tourism to SW Washington

Current GVC Legislative Priorities

The Greater Vancouver Chamber's (GVC) Board of Directors approves the following list of Legislative Priorities for the 2023 legislative session:

2023 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:

2024 Legislative Review

Spring 2024

Hear directly from the 17th, 18th, 20th, and 49th District legislators as we hear a review of the latest session in an effort to keep you informed on legislative issues affecting the business community.

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. Meet our G&PA Committee →

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