Effective Government Affairs Requires Solid Research

June 21, 2010 at 6:38 am Leave a comment

Many chamber of commerce advocacy efforts fall short because they lack a research foundation. I remember in my early days working for the Cleveland Chamber in the late 70s and early 80s. It was more about “political horse-trading: and “arm twisting” than informed public policy action. Steadily, the Cleveland Chamber moved in right direction. If Snohomish County is going to be effective at business advocacy, its efforts must be based on research. What really is the best policy position short and long term for area business? Which policy proposals will help both large and small businesses in the County.

The Las Vegas Chamber strikes me as using the right approach by starting its policy efforts with a research foundation. Click here to see how they do it.

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Entry filed under: Business Advocacy, Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs. Tags: , , , .

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