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LEADING MINNESOTA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY


The Minnesota Chamber has worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to help our members create economic opportunity to improve the lives of all Minnesotans. Our advocacy on behalf of employers, their employees and communities helps keep and expand business and jobs in Minnesota. We look forward to working with lawmakers to enact policies that will help the business community recover from the COVID-19 recession and flourish in the long-term.

 

1) SUPPORT EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Supporting EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted Minnesota’s economy in historic ways. As legislators consider policy proposals, we urge them to support measures that encourage recovery and growth. Businesses cannot sustain additional tax and increases, mandates, and regulatory burdens.

The Minnesota Chamber supports:

  • Providing hard-hit industries with immediate cash flow through tax reforms – including full federal tax conformity on PPP loan forgiveness and expensing – and small business assistance.
  • Enacting COVID-19 lawsuit liability protections for businesses.
  • Maintaining and enhancing infrastructure, including broadband connectivity.
  • Reorienting workforce development programs based on immediate needs.
  • Maximizing schools’ ability to bring students safely back to campus for in-person instruction.
  • Providing one-time targeted child care funding to meet the needs of low-income and essential workers and providers.
TAX COMPETITIVENESS
TAX COMPETITIVENESS
Ensure that our tax climate supports long-term success.
WORKPLACE Management
WORKPLACE Management
Preserve the right of private employers to develop wage and benefit packages that fit the distinct needs of companies and employees.
HEALTH CARE
HEALTH CARE
Ensure quality care is affordable and accessible to all Minnesotans while enhancing the ability of employers to provide coverage to their employees.
Energy and sustainability
Energy and sustainability
Ensure policymakers understand the price businesses are paying for power and seek to maintain reliable and cost-effective power at competitive prices.
TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION
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.
ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENT
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.
Elections
Elections