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2017 Advocacy Agenda
The advocacy role of the Fairbanks Chamber centers around three key components:
- educating and engaging our members;
- fostering economic growth and jobs; and
- encouraging new and robust opportunities for business.
We support businesses of all sizes, across all industries and we are engaged in every step of the legislative process to ensure that our members’ voices are heard. The Chamber consistently works with legislators, administrative officials and other key stakeholders and collaborates with appropriate associations and organizations.
It is important to note that this agenda does not represent all issues pertinent to the business community rather, the Advocacy Agenda is a “rolling agenda” and serves as a base document that will be monitored for purposes of updating or adding issues important to the Fairbanks business community.
Support a comprehensive, long-term sustainable fiscal plan for the State of Alaska
Support a comprehensive, long-term sustainable fiscal plan for the State of Alaska to ensure the effective use of state resources by delivering essential programs as efficiently as possible and to make strategic investments that promote long-term economic growth. Further, the Chamber encourages government leaders to build a fiscally responsible budget that aligns revenues with expenses. While reductions have already been made to the state capital and operating budgets, a consistent and predictable fiscal policy is integral to an overall plan and vision for business development and job growth in Alaska.
Advocate for the stated goals of the Interior Energy Project
Advocate for the stated goals of the Interior Energy Project - provide affordable energy to Interior Alaska customers as soon as possible; after providing the Interior with natural gas, assure long-term access to natural gas and propane for all Alaskans; use private-sector mechanisms as much as possible.