State


The Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce serves as the leading advocate for business and industry in the region on local, state and federal issues. The Chamber President and Board Members meet regularly with the governor, state legislators and other state officials to advance legislative priorities for business and industry. The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Division is composed of two committees, Legislative Affairs and Infrastructure. During the legislative session, the Legislative Committee reviews bills affecting business and industry and recommends positions of support or opposition to the Chamber Board for adoption. 



The Chamber’s Approach to Legislative Advocacy:

  •  Nonpartisan
  • Issues oriented
  • Build long term relationships with elected officials and staff
  • Serve as a resource of information for elected officials

 

The Chamber’s Legislative Advocacy Program Supports:

  • Chamber’s Mission, Vision, Values
  • Annual Plan of Work
  • Regional, state economic development goals and objectives
  • Regional infrastructure needs
  • Education/Workforce needs
  • Fort Polk
  • U.S. Chamber and LABI Agendas

Positions on 2017 Fiscal Session Legislation
Chamber Opposes CAT Tax Bill
HB 628, by Rep. Sam Jones, (D)—Franklin, LA, imposes a Commercial Activities Tax on the taxable gross receipts of certain entities doing business in Louisiana and provides for exemptions and administration of the tax. Click here to view legislation www.legis.la.gov/legis/Billinfo.aspx?i=232314

 
Senators Jim Fannin and Gerald Long answer questions that Chamber members have about issues impacting central Louisiana.
Jon Grafton and David Broussard talk with the Governor about opportunities at England Industrial Airpark during Cenla Day at the Legislature.