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Our Advocacy Work

Giving businesses a voice in Maryland 

Making Maryland better for business

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce represents a coalition of more than 7,000 businesses, advocating for pro-business policies that drive economic growth and benefit people, businesses and communities. Our expert government affairs team partners with policymakers to make Maryland more competitive and better for business. We champion your priorities on regulations, healthcare, taxes, data privacy, transportation and more.

Join us and ensure you have a seat at the table on issues impacting your bottom line. Together, we will create a Maryland where all businesses and their communities thrive.

2024 Legislative Session Recap

The 2024 legislative session has concluded. Check out our brief blog recap highlighting key achievements from the session. You can also watch a recording of our 2024 Legislative Recap Webinar for more details. The full legislative report will be published soon, providing an in-depth analysis of the session's outcomes.

Our 2024 priorities reflected member input and drove our work this year. Focused on areas including business regulations, health care, taxes, transportation, and more in Annapolis and Washington, the priorities guided our efforts to make Maryland better for businesses and communities. 2025 priorities are under development and will be available later this fall.

Explore Our Policy Issues 

Our policy agenda focuses on issues including business regulations and operations, Maryland’s tax climate, employment and labor laws, healthcare and biopharma regulations, transportation, energy and environment, civil liability, data privacy, workers comp and unemployment insurance and more. Explore our Core Policy Issues.

Join a Policy Committee 

Join a committee focused on your top business priorities. Help shape our policy positions and advocacy efforts.

Learn about the Maryland Chamber Federation 

The Maryland Chamber Federation represents a partnership with Maryland’s local and regional chambers of commerce, along with statewide associations, focused on grassroots advocacy and ensuring the voice of our state’s small businesses is heard at the local, state and federal levels.

Support the Maryland Chamber PAC 

The Maryland Chamber PAC is a bipartisan political action committee that amplifies the voice of the business community to advocate for pro-business policies. Learn more and support the work of the Maryland Chamber PAC .

Use your voice and expertise to make Maryland better for business

Every day in Maryland, policy decisions are made that have a direct impact on our state’s business community — and on your bottom line. Make sure you have a say in the rules, regulations and policies that will impact your business, your operations and your employees. Join us — and join a coalition of more than 7,000 businesses and job creators working to make Maryland better for business.  Become a member today and help ensure policymakers hear the voice of business on issues including:

Policy Committee Spotlight: Transportation 

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The Maryland Chamber of Commerce advocates for strategic investments and policies that strengthen Maryland's transportation infrastructure and transit networks. Join in our work addressing transportation projects, initiatives and funding.

Our Transportation Policy Committee covers all transportation issues, coordinating a broad-based coalition of businesses, trade groups, and associations to advance short- and long-term solutions to state-wide transportation and transit needs. This committee meets during legislative session as needed. Meetings are held remotely via video conferencing.

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