ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- The Chamber is excited to be working collaboratively with the Aberdeen Development Corporation to bring Aberdeen’s voice to Pierre this legislative session!
Both of our organizations are committed to business advocacy and quality growth for Aberdeen and the region. This is why we have formed a Public Policy Committee and the Aberdeen Development Corporation has hired key staff to focus on the key policy areas found below.
By devoting additional time and resources to establish a stronger presence within political and government processes year-round, we believe that we will be able to advance sound public policy and promote a stable environment for our business community to flourish.
KEY POLICY AREAS:
Education – Support education as a vital component of a strong local economy. Collaborative partnerships among educational institutions, businesses, and other employers are necessary to prepare all students to compete in a global economy.
Energy – Support secure, reliable, and affordable energy development and distribution. We support a regulatory environment that promotes the production and development of sustainable, cost-effective energy.
Equality – Encourage polices that promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Government – Support responsible, efficient, and effective government and public institutions that operate in a transparent, accountable, and fiscally-responsible manner.
Health Care – Support policies that enable employers to hire and retain a healthy and productive workforce. A strong local economy requires quality and affordable health care for employees and their families.
Regulation and Taxation – Support a regulatory and tax environment that attracts business development and growth. A business-friendly environment is vital to grow commerce throughout the state. We recognize the need to generate revenue to support basic government needs and we support responsible tax policy that generates funds necessary to support essential government services.