We work closely with local officials to ensure Frederick remains a vibrant and stable community for business. Our main goals are to educate and inform our members, provide opportunities to connect with candidates and legislators at forums and events, and closely monitor issues impacting our business community. The Chamber does not endorse candidates.
Legislative Priorities The following factors are key components to creating a healthy climate for businesses to grow, expand, and relocate to Frederick County:
A strong economic and workforce development strategy
A competitive regulatory tax climate
An efficient and effective transportation and infrastructure network
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As an independent organization with our own set of legislative priorities, we take a stand on issues for which we are most passionate. While we are a member of the Maryland Chamber and the U.S. Chamber, our respective positions are not always aligned on legislative issues.
On October 28, 2013 we focused on "Building and Growing Partnerships: Federal Programs Impact on the Frederick Community." Our purpose was to bring together a broad sector of the community, along with elected officials at all levels, to raise awareness of the value of the area's federal research programs, and to identify how local and state activities and resources can be aligned to help these federal programs meet their missions effectively.
As promised, a white paper from the meeting has been developed and is available for download below.