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 annual Advocacy Handbook, which shares crucial contacts, tips for addressing public officials, bills of interest, information about the legislative process, and more.
2021 LEGISLATIVE REPORT
The 2021 legislative session was like no other legislative session in Maryland’s history. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce and its membership remained committed to doing our part in mitigating the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis while advocating for policies aiding economic recovery. Without a doubt, the economic impact and challenges borne from the COVID-19 pandemic were unprecedented and factored into many policy decisions made during these 90 days. Our 2021 Legislative Report includes a detailed overview of the bills relevant to the business community that passed or failed and the Chamber’s position on each.
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 of Commerce’s Take Your Legislator to Work Program aims to introduce lawmakers to business owners in their district with the goal of positioning these business owners to become expert resources for lawmakers on critical issues that either benefit or hinder their business, employees and customers.