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Key Issues

Key Issues At The Capitol

The Minnesota Chamber membership represents the breadth of the state’s economy, and the employers and employees who make it successful. You run a business every day. Your time is valuable and best spent focused on growing your business, your workforce, your bottom line. That’s where the Chamber becomes your full-time government affairs team. We work tirelessly for you to help your business grow and make Minnesota more affordable for all of us.

The results of our work are clear: Less regulation, a better tax climate, improved health care options for employers and employees. The rising tide of competitiveness means that our work is never done. But our successes truly make a difference. 

View legislative priorities in specific areas:


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Tax Competitiveness
Ensure that our tax climate supports long-term success.
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Health Care
Ensure quality care is affordable and accessible to all Minnesotans while enhancing the ability of employers to provide coverage to their employees.
Workplace mandates
Workplace Mandates
Preserve the right of private employers to develop wage and benefit packages that fit the distinct needs of companies and employees.
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Ensure Minnesota has a safe, reliable and efficient multimodal transportation system through sustained and strategic funding for roads, bridges and transit.
Workforce development
Workforce Development
Accelerate private-sector workforce efforts to help employers attract and retain the skilled workers they need to compete.
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Our members support sensible regulations that will allow Minnesota to maintain a clean environment and healthy business climate while fostering economic change and growth statewide.
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Ensure policymakers understand the price businesses are paying for power and seek to maintain reliable and cost-effective power at competitive prices.