Chris Faraldi, Director of Government Relations is representing the voice of local business at the legislature this January and February as the Alliance advocates for legislation that will benefit the regional business and economic success of our community. The Alliance Legislative Affairs Committee and Board of Directors have created the 2019 Legislative Agenda with member input. You can view the full agenda at LynchburgRegion.org.
Our top three items for the legislative agenda are:
Central Virginia Training Center: First and foremost is securing redevelopment funds for the Central Virginia Training Center.
Interstate 81: Our Board recognizes the regions dependence on Interstate 81, and the reciprocal effects this area feels when issues arise on the interstate.
E-Commerce: The Alliance supports simple E-commerce tax measures, which are not overbearing in nature, and promote fairness to brick-and-mortar businesses and sustain a sufficient sales tax base to core government services.
Over the next few months, the Alliance will be in close communication with our regional delegation of state Senators, Delegates, and their staff, frequently bringing to their attention the state priorities which our membership determined earlier this year. Additionally, as other issues are brought up in Richmond or by you, our members and investors, our Legislative Affairs Committee will discuss those topics and determine how to act accordingly, in the best interests of the business community. Don’t hesitate to contact CFaraldi@Lynchburgregion.org and share your concerns regarding pending legislation or other government developments.