The Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Government Affairs Committee that meets bi-weekly on Mondays at 4:00 PM to discuss upcoming legislation and news impacting the business community. Please contact kayla@fruitachamber.org if you are interested in participating or have a bill you wish to see the committee discuss. 

Key Issues

Labor & Employment Mandates

  • The FACC supports legislation that creates a competitive business environment and makes Colorado an attractive place to do business. This includes reducing unnecessary administrative and regulatory burdens.

Healthcare and Insurance

  • The FACC supports legislation that improves healthcare in a financially responsible manner. This includes public education of the healthcare system, early screening/detection, and preventative healthcare.
  • The FACC supports legislation that allows employers to pick what plans are best for their business and their employees.
  • The FACC supports legislation that allows small businesses the ability to band together to address healthcare needs of employees and their families.

Education and Workforce

  • The FACC supports legislation that attracts and retains industries in Colorado with high paying, quality jobs.
  • The FACC supports legislation that emphasizes educational career exploration and local control of educational curriculum.
  • The FACC supports legislation that allows our community to cooperate with higher education to attract and retain an educated workforce.
  • The FACC supports legislation that directly supports Western Colorado Community College and technical colleges in the area. Additionally, legislation that expands programs to meet the market demands of the Grand Valley.

Transportation and Infrastructure

  • The FACC supports legislation that addresses transportation and infrastructure needs across the state. This includes funding for projects on the western slope and at all levels of government.
  • The FACC supports legislation that provides resolutions for issues along the I-70 transportation corridor that make travelling between the western slope and front range difficult.
  • The FACC supports legislation that encourages the use of local contractors and labor.

Taxation

  • The FACC supports legislation that makes Colorado’s structure competitive for business attraction and retention while being accountable to the taxpayers.
  • The FACC supports taxation policy that encourages an economically sustainable environment for small business owners.

Energy

  • The FACC supports legislation that is an all of the above approach to developing affordable energy.
  • The FACC supports legislation that recognizes the rights of both surface and subsurface property owners.
  • The FACC supports legislation that distributes severance taxes and mineral lease payments to communities impacted by energy development.

Environmental

  • The FACC supports legislation that responsibly develops state and federal lands including a Multi-use philosophy.
  • The FACC opposes legislation that creates unnecessary environmental regulations on business.

Legal Reform

  • The FACC supports legislation that restores personal responsibility and prevents frivolous and exorbitant lawsuits and associated costs.

Agriculture

  • The FACC opposes legislation that creates unnecessary regulations on the agricultural industry.
  • The FACC supports legislation that clarifies the difference between commodified livestock and domestic pets and companions.

Veterans

  • The FACC supports legislation that provides our military members with resources before, during and after their service.
  • The FACC supports legislation that encourages businesses to employ veterans.
  • The FACC supports legislation that encourages veteran entrepreneurship.

Interestd in Joining the FACC Government Affairs Committee?

Interest forms may be submitted to kayla@fruitachamber.org

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