2017 State Legislative Priorities
Adopted by the Board of Directors, December 20, 2016
The Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce is a membership-driven organization comprised of business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. As the voice of business along the Seattle-Tacoma business corridor, the Greater Federal Way Chamber represents 400+ businesses, employing an estimated 25,000+ workers in the South Sound region. Our vision is to create a prosperous economy in the South Sound region.
Strategically vital to international trade and commerce in our state, Federal Way is the 5th largest city in King County and 11th largest in the State. The Chamber’s regional scope also includes Pierce County, the State’s second largest labor market behind King County.
The business community in the greater Federal Way region recognizes that we are part of an economic interdependent region and state, with diverse needs and interests, and that no one area can progress without another. The Chamber recognizes that funding these priorities will require a mix of funding sources and encourages the legislature to explore options that do not unfairly burden the business community, spreading tax revenues fairly across businesses and individuals with an accountability for those taxes.
The Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce supports the following 2017-18 legislative priorities: