The 60-day General Assembly Session is in full swing as the legislature will adopt a two-year budget and consider several thousand bills and resolutions. The Hampton Roads Chamber will maintain a strong presence throughout the session.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 2017 is almost here.
Will be held on Monday Feb 27th from 1-3pm
Members of the Virginia General Assembly have been working to further advance a pro-business climate in Virginia, formulate strategic investments in our education system, and chart a fiscally responsible course for the future. Check out this week's Legislative Review.
The Hampton Roads Chamber has been fully engaged in the 2017 short session of the Virginia General Assembly. Check out this week's legislative review.
Two bills, SB 1540 and SB 1456 are of significant importance to the Hampton Roads Chamber and will be considered by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, January 31.