Your Place for Public Policy
The North Clackamas Chamber is guided by the following objectives:
The NCCC is organized to give voice to local businesses throughout Clackamas County in support of policies that enable business success, job growth and income growth in each of our local cities and Unincorporated Clackamas County. We believe a healthy business climate, and the jobs that such a climate creates, is the key to building up our local communities, adequately funding social services and making our region prosperous.
Offering programs that educate and inform our business community on county, regional, state and national affairs that affect our economy.
We engage with partners and make a consolidated effort in creating a greater appreciation of the value of competitive business that fosters a healthy and stable economy, a strong education system and a growing workforce that will support our business communities needs now and into the future.
Public Policy meets the first Monday of each month. Guest speakers and industry experts join us to provide insight into complex issues that are important to our communities. Everyone is welcome to sit in on these informative meetings and be part of the conversation, but only Chamber members get to weigh in on positions the Chamber will take on important issues.
All positions that we take are Board approved and align with our Chambers Mission and Objectives.
1. Advocating for safe, effective and efficient transportation systems in North Clackamas and the surrounding area. (1205 expansion, Sunrise Corridor Phase II and other regional projects that allow access to outlying communities).
2. Advocating and supporting our educational system for pre-school through higher education.
3. Advocating for development and expansion of workforce, working with regional partners for job skills and certification training to ensure a ready workforce.
4. Providing opportunities for members and the public to learn about, comment and question candidates for public office, initiatives, ballot measures, proposed regulations and/or legislation.
5. Support stable funding for law enforcement & emergency services
6. Advocating for affordable workforce housing (not rent controlled)
7. Pre-emption of local employment regulations
8. Preserving the Small-Business Tax Credit
9. Support and advocate for land use/UGB expansion; Business and land use development
10. Support the assurance of stable waste water capacity to serve the communities within our region
12. Oppose taxes not supported by the business community and that have a domino affect to prevent a healthy and sustainable business climate.