The Maryland Chamber of Commerce represents the unified voice of the Maryland business community. It is the advocacy arm for businesses in the development and promotion of strong public policy that ensures future economic growth for Maryland businesses, employees and families.
You deserve a voice in the future of Maryland’s economy. As an advocate with the Chamber, you join a collective of thought leaders and a full-time, dedicated government affairs team with strong relationships in Annapolis. You take an active role in the policies that affect your business—with a partner that protects your interests.
We partner with other organizations, businesses and policymakers to accomplish our shared mission, finding amicable solutions across party lines.
Become an advocate and contribute to real change.
Lead efforts to strengthen the state’s infrastructure.
Encourage private sector job creation.
Advance the state to be a nationally and globally competitive leader. Support our efforts to advocate for you and other businesses throughout Maryland.
Members gain access to toolkits like our 2020 Advocacy Handbook, which shares crucial contacts, tips for addressing public officials, bills of interest, information about the legislative process, and more.
DATA CENTERS: A VICTORY FOR THE MARYLAND CHAMBER AND OUR STATE
During the 2020 legislative session, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce established a coalition focused on data centers, a group of 60 business organizations and other interested stakeholders united in support of Senate Bill 397: bipartisan legislation that would provide a sales-and-use tax exemption for the sale of equipment used at a qualified data center.
Learn more about this victory for the state of Maryland by downloading the PDF below.
The Maryland Chamber is proud to lead its membership, policymakers and other external stakeholders in support of policies that promote free enterprise, job creation and economic expansion. Throughout the 2020 legislative session, we worked diligently to support the passage of state legislation that would serve those goals, and prevent the passage of bills that would not.
We’re pleased to present our 2020 Legislative Report–a comprehensive review of all state legislation that the Chamber supported or opposed throughout the 2020 legislative session, and the final status of those bills.
At the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, we believe that all business leaders deserve to have a voice in the future of Maryland’s economy. This is why we created the Maryland Advocacy Playbook — to teach people about advocacy and how you can make a difference in Annapolis. This guide provides you with the necessary tools and resources to ensure that your voice is heard.
This guide includes:
A directory of Maryland’s legislative leadership
A full list of Maryland’s committee hearings
Sample correspondence messages to legislative officials
Information about the Maryland Chamber’s policy committees
The 2020 legislative session presents an opportunity to educate lawmakers about the positive steps being taken by employers to advance economic growth and make Maryland a better place to live and work. It also presents a continued opportunity to protect the interests of Maryland’s job creators. We intend to carefully monitor the anticipated critical issues throughout the 2020 session. Together, we will continue to make an impact in Annapolis and Washington, D.C. and build a stronger future for Maryland.