Government Affairs Committee

StateOfTheCityThe New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce coordinates government affairs efforts on behalf of its members and the SouthCoast business community. The Chamber’s member driven Government Affairs Program includes establishing positions on issues that impact our members and the economic advancement of the region, educating elected officials about these issues and encouraging membership involvement in the Chamber’s advocacy efforts.

The Chamber has established a non-partisan Government Affairs Committee comprised of members from diverse industries. This committee is responsible for helping to guide the Chamber’s advocacy efforts by reviewing pending legislation and regulations for their impact on the membership, developing positions that will enhance economic growth and developing programs that inform and encourage members to participate in the Chamber’s government affairs initiatives.

Chamber Positions

Chamber Letters & testimony

Reports