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The Hampton Roads Chamber promote pro-business policies in local and state government, advocating for a variety of business-related issues on behalf of over 2,600 businesses representing more than 300,000 working men and women in Hampton Roads. The Hampton Roads Business Political Action Committee (HRBizPAC) is a bi-partisan committee of the Hampton Roads Chamber, then presses for action on issues impacting business and supports candidates who share those views.

During Virginia’s General Assembly, the Chamber collaborates with the business lobby in Richmond, informs members with weekly electronic “Legislative News and Notes,” and engages members with electronic “Legislative Call to Action Alerts.” 

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added April 3, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), world leader of railroad policy and research of the U.S. freight rail industry - assessed the role that trade plays for freight railroads. The AAR report released in March, offers a compelling look at the relationship between North American railroads and international trade.
added March 1, 2017
The Port of Virginia serves as a global gateway to commerce and a driving economic engine for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the contiguous states of the Mid-Atlantic. The Port of Virginia's CEO and Executive Director John Reinhart provides an update on their record year and infrastructure investments.
added February 27, 2017
The 46-day Virginia General Assembly session adjourned sine die on February 25th. Over 1,800 bills were considered in a legislative session highlighted by the adoption of a $107 billion dollar budget. The Hampton Roads Chamber was represented throughout the 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" and be sure to follow us on Facebook.
added February 24, 2017
As legislative issues of importance to the business community are considered at the state and local level, the Hampton Roads Chamber will keep you informed by providing weekly updates. Check out this week's "Legislative Review".
added February 23, 2017
Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 2017 is almost here.