Advocacy

The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of our business community by developing public policy and takes actions on local, state and federal issues impacting business. Our support efforts are helping to ensure a sustained economic development and business climate.

The Importance of Advocacy

While businesses are busy creating jobs and driving our economy, they deserve to have a strong voice representing them in public policy conversations. The Chamber puts the business community at the table, working alongside government officials and community partners on ways to eliminate barriers to economic growth. We help public officials and the public at large, when necessary to understand how businesses would be affected by policies and try to bring fiscally responsible, community-minded perspective to policy negotiations.