Dominion Energy is issuing a 'Request for Information' survey that seeks feedback from commercial, industrial and governmental customers in the state.
The Portsmouth Division leadership of the HR Chamber interviewed candidates for City Council in September in an unprecedented Facebook Live Forum. Following these interviews, the Executive Committee held a special meeting to review all available data and recommended a slate of candidates for endorsement.
The 2018 Virginia General Assembly session convened on January 10, 2018. During the 60-day Legislative Session, the General Assembly considered more than 2,700 bills and resolutions related to a broad array of issues and policies.
The Chesapeake and Norfolk Division Boards conducted an in - depth analysis of the candidates over the last several months including questionnaires, forums and interviews with over 30 candidates on the issues specifically impacting the region's economy, quality of life, education, and workforce development.
Less than two weeks remain in the 2018 Virginia General Assembly Session with scheduled adjournment on March 10th. The top legislative priority is the adoption of the Commonwealth's two year budget. The Hampton Roads Chamber is in Richmond throughout the 60 day session serving as the voice of business for the region. Check out this week's Legislative Review.
Senate Finance Committee approved Senate Bill 896. The change could mean that the Hampton Roads region will have approximately $15,000,000 more in transportation funding annually. Check out this week's Legislative Review.
Virginia General Assembly approaches February 13th "Crossover. A January 30th letter signed by the Chamber, the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance was delivered to members of the Virginia General Assembly. The letter referenced the fact that the issue of sea level rise and coastal resiliency is not just a Hampton Roads issue, but instead it is a statewide issue impacting the Port of Virginia, military readiness, business operations, tourism and the Commonwealth's bond rating. Check out this week's Legislative Review.
Hampton Roads Chamber President Bryan Stephens has signed on to a letter urging the General Assembly to invest in Metro by identifying a long-term, sustainable, dedicated and bondable revenue source with the Commonwealth's share at $154 million annually. More than 350,000 Virginians rely on Metro every day and the sales and income tax revenue impact for Virginia is more than $600 million annually. The letter was so-signed by several regional chambers and business associations as well as the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
The Hampton Roads Chamber recently signed on to a letter urging Washington policy makers to oppose new regulations on freight rail under consideration by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. These new regulations would undermine the ability of railroads to reinvest capital in the rail network. Check out the rest of this week's Legislative Review.
The Hampton Roads Chamber will be represented throughout the 2018 Virginia General Assembly session with staff and volunteer leadership providing key testimony and lobbying daily in support of the business agenda. Check out this week's Legislative Review of the 2018 Virginia General Assembly session.