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State Sen. Bowie Visits Tempe Chamber Businesses In an afternoon tour of Tempe Chamber of Commerce businesses last week, state Sen. Sean Bowie (D-18) pledged support for businesses in his district and proposed new legislation that could create a larger pipeline of skilled workers. The senator stopped by four south Tempe businesses, with employee numbers ranging from 14 to 6,400. The businesses were Insight, a technology services corporation; C2 Tactical, a full-service gun store and firing range; Caliente Construction, a building and construction company; and Special Moments Catering, which runs a successful catering and boxed-lunch business. The senator made stops at Tempe Chamber businesses to meet with business leaders and encourage participation in the upcoming legislative session, which will begin Monday, January 8. Bowie remarked at the rapid growth of economic development and expansion in Tempe.
“Seeing how great they are doing, how their employees are doing, I just really enjoy having the opportunity to meet with them and find out how I can be helpful at the Capitol,” the senator said. “I think it’s really important for business owners and people in the business community to
Tempe Chamber Outlines 2018 Legislative Agenda The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has released its policy agendas detailing the legislative priorities of the business community for 2018. The Chamber’s local, state and federal agendas are developed by its Government Relations & Transportation Committee comprised of chamber members with final approval given by the board of directors.
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Areas of focus in the 2018 policy agendas include lowering the cost of doing business, increasing private-sector jobs, building a trained workforce and efficient and effective government. The full list of legislative priorities can be found by going to tempechamber. org and selecting Policy Agendas and Political News under the Advocacy tab.
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