In this Capitol Report:
Colorado Chamber Releases 2022 Annual Report Highlighting Legislative Success and Future Vision
With a total of 717 bills filed in the 2022 legislative session, the Colorado Chamber’s work has been more important than ever as the Chamber advocates for a healthy business climate, which starts with good policy at the state level. This legislative session the Chamber secured many victories for its members – from unemployment relief to tax bills and more.
The Colorado Chamber led the negotiations on the bipartisan compromise for unemployment relief which secured one of the most important victories for businesses this session. This notable success replenished the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund with $600 million and made additional changes to the unemployment system.
The Chamber’s victories also took the form of striking down bad bills, including the attempted overhaul of Colorado’s workplace harassment laws and amending some alarming environmental legislation.
Throughout the legislative session, Colorado Chamber members made over 1,300 contacts with legislators using the Chamber’s grassroots tools this session alone. The Chamber’s legislative work was also mentioned over 70 times in the media through newspapers and TV. The biggest testament to the Chamber’s tireless efforts is the 32 bills we took a support/neutral position on that passed, plus bills that the Chamber opposed and killed.
The Colorado Chamber is proud to be a pro-businesses voice in Colorado and at the state capital. We remain committed to strongly advocating for Colorado’s businesses again in the 2023 legislative session and for years to come.
Colorado Chamber of Commerce Employment Opportunity
Senior Vice President / Vice President of Governmental Relations &
Overview of Position:
The Colorado Chamber of Commerce is the most diverse statewide business advocacy organization in Colorado that represents individual businesses of all sizes and industries, fifty (50) local chambers of commerce, forty-nine (49) trade associations and several economic development organizations. The Chamber’s mission is to be a unifying voice for business and champion a healthy economic climate to secure Colorado’s future. This highly performing individual will advocate for public policies on behalf of employers statewide and lead the Chamber’s political operations with the goal of improving Colorado’s business climate now and for the future.