Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce / Associated Industries of Arkansas is the leading voice for business at the State Capitol and serves as the primary business advocate on all issues affecting Arkansas employers Our mission is to promote a pro-business, free-enterprise agenda and prevent anti-business legislation, regulations and rules.
We work on issues that affect you and your employees around the clock. In Washington, D.C. and right here at home, the State Chamber is your advocate on issues such as the Employee Free Choice Act, health care, regulatory issues and workers’ compensation. Supporting the State Chamber is an investment in Arkansas’s future. By working with the State Chamber, businesses unite and achieve goals that simply would not be possible if each were working alone.
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Due to COVID-19, the State Chamber/AIA will be holding weekly Business Lobbyists Group Zoom meetings during the 93rd General Assembly instead of weekly luncheons as has been the case in the past. We would like to thank and recognize the following sponsors for supporting the Business Lobbyists Group Zoom meetings: Presenting – Walmart, Snyder Environmental,…
Ready for Life, an initiative for those who want to improve their skills or change careers as well as gather career and employment data from business and industry, will strengthen the state’s workforce and offer business leaders better information about the state’s talent pool, Governor Asa Hutchinson said at a recent press conference. “This initiative…
Arkansans could be in for a rude awakening in coming years with planned efforts by the incoming Biden administration to push for “clean energy” and move away from the state’s current, affordable mix of power sources including coal, natural gas, nuclear power and hydroelectric energy, Robert Bryce, a journalist and author of several books on…
This session will take a look at the Infrastructure of our state with a chance to assume the role of the Highway Commissioner as you prioritize funding to repair and replace Arkansas’ Highways. The economic development in this area of the state is ever changing so Class XV will get the chance to take a glimpse of some of the most popular sources of this region.
Arkansas is a state rich in history with a tourism industry that provides a lot to see and do. Tourism, strengthened by the revitalization of many key areas of our state, contributes quite a lot to our economy. During this session, class members will have a chance to look into an area full of history. This area has been a target for many revitalization projects that have restored structures to their historical beauty, reinforced the draw for tourists and increased the effect of economic development in the region.
From healthcare to poultry production, and transportation to retail sales, Northwest Arkansas continues to be one of the fastest-growing and most progressive areas of the United States. Class members will examine the impact a relative handful of entrepreneurial pioneers have had not just within our state but nationally. They will also see how those who have followed have pooled the collective resources to continue their legacy.