The 2017 Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) Executive Dialogue delegation recently helped to represent Arizona's business community while meeting with law makers in Washington, D.C. and advocating for several key issues to support their region's economic growth.
Members of the Chamber's Executive Dialogue delegation touch on issues such as tax reform, health care reform, immigration, infrastructure and trade. According to the GPCC, the delegation discussed their support of tax reform with lawmakers reflecting on what they called the out of date current U.S. tax code. Delegation members stressed the need for tax reform that prioritizes growth, creates jobs, spurs economic growth and which makes taxes simple for Americans.
Health care reform was also an issue delegation members addressed with lawmakers in Washington and cited the need and their support for Medicaid expansion. Chamber members advocated for a free-market based health care system that gives people and businesses affordable, cost-effective and quality health care options.
Members also touched on immigration reform with lawmakers and stressed their support of allowing over 28,000 Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals students and graduates to stay and work in Arizona.
The chamber delegation also discussed the need to prioritize federal infrastructure investments for states and also urged legislators to protect the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is vital to Arizona. The state has a trade surplus with Mexico, exporting $9.1 billion in goods while importing $7.6 billion.