Public Policy

The Chattanooga Chamber serves as the voice of business and plays a particularly vital role in the policy arena, seeking to be a dynamic, constructive partner in the policy-making process.

Chattanooga Chamber staff organizes these activities with the leadership and support of Chattanooga Chamber members, including the Public Policy Committee, the Board of Directors, the Executive Board, and Chamber councils. Policy positions are frequently informed by input from Chamber members, through surveys, focus groups, committees and other input. To review the Chamber's Legeslative Agenda Framework for 2017, click here.

In addition, the Chattanooga Chamber maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in Tennessee’s other urban areas. The Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville chambers typically issue a joint policy agenda prior to each state legislative session and communicate regularly throughout the year. As circumstances warrant, the Chattanooga Chamber may also engage in policy-related activities with the Tennessee Chamber, the U.S. Chamber, and the Tennessee Business Roundtable, as well as various ad hoc coalitions.

The Chamber’s Board includes representation from all levels of government, including Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, State Rep. Mike Carter, and U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann. In addition, U.S. Senator Bob Corker’s office is typically represented at Chamber Board meetings by a senior staff member.

The Chattanooga Chamber does not endorse candidates or engage in partisan activity of any type.

To find out more about our Chattanooga Chamber’s public policy activities, please contact dsteele@chattanoogachamber.com.