Public Policy

Working for a healthy and resilient business ecosystem

Addressing Portland’s biggest challenges through collaboration

The Chamber works to shape public policy in areas most impactful to the local business community and Portland metro region at-large. We accomplish this through a combination of information sharing, education, coalition building, and active lobbying at the local, regional, state, and federal levels. Chamber members actively participate in shaping our advocacy agenda.

The Portland Metro Chamber’s top policy priorities

  • Restoring a clean, safe, and vibrant Central City for businesses and residents
  • Investing in public safety services and accelerating culture change
  • Adopting policies that help retain businesses and support their success
  • Advocating to shelter houseless Portlanders and fund wrap-around services
  • Reforming Portland’s form of governments
  • Supporting critical I-5 and I-205 infrastructure projects
  • Accelerating policies to spur new housing development

Our policy focus areas

Government Relations Executive Committee

The Chamber’s advocacy work is spearheaded by the Government Relations Executive Committee (GREC), a member committee dedicated to gathering data, meeting with elected officials, and formulating policy recommendations. GREC meetings are open to all Chamber members.

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Contact our Public Affairs Team

Have questions about Portland Metro Chamber’s policy positions? Want to become involved in the process? Reach out to PMC’s Public Affairs team.

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