• Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership - 2022 Legislative Priorities

    Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership - 2022 Legislative Priorities

    Reston, VA - As Northern Virginia’s oldest and most respected Chamber-led business advocacy collaborative, The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership represents the members of the Dulles Regional, Loudoun County, and Greater Reston Chambers of Commerce.  The Partnership offers a strong, unified voice for the northern Virginia business community at the state and regional level.
     
    For the 2022 Virginia General Assembly session, the Partnership plans to continue to provide leadership on behalf of the Northern Virginia business community on the critical economic and quality of life issues facing our region. The Partnership’s 2022 legislative priorities are outlined below:
     
    Prioritize Job Creation and Economic Recovery
     
    Rebuilding Virginia’s continued economic recovery, particularly those small businesses and industries most impacted by COVID, must be the General Assembly’s top priority for the 2022 legislative session. This includes targeted investments that improve Virginia’s economic competitiveness and reduce barriers.
     
    Invest in Housing Affordability
     
    The Partnership supports appropriate funding of the Virginia Housing Trust Fund to adequately enable programs to support the availability and affordability of housing.  This issue is necessary to attract and retain the diverse workforce critical to sustain our economy.
     
    Small Business Health Benefits
     
    The Partnership has long fought to allow small businesses to join forces to create a single large pool to expand access and reduce the costs of health insurance. This includes legislation that would allow a sponsoring organization, such as a chamber of commerce, to bring together small businesses into a benefits consortium, to expand coverage options and lower costs.
               
    Fair and Consistent Taxation of Data Centers
     
    Virginia does not have a consistent and widely accepted system for valuing data centers for local tax purposes. Tax treatment and valuation vary wide across localities.  The Partnership full supports efforts to create a consistent, logical, and unified approach to the valuation and taxing of assets inside a data center.

    For more information about the Greater Reston Chamber's public policy activities and positions, please visit http://www.restonchamber.org/public-policy  

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