Business Advocacy

As the “Voice of Business,” the Chamber’s Business Advocacy department works hard to protect employers from increasing business costs, support the progress of new industries and sectors, and create an environment that will attract new business, promote competition and stimulate expansion of the private sector to provide increased employment opportunities.

Every year we review and prioritize each of the 2,500+ bills that get introduced at the Hawaii State Legislature. 

However, it is your participation in the process that is key to making a difference. During the legislative session, the department coordinates advocacy activities for members’ involvement.

Since 2014, the Chamber has been introducing its own business package of bills that encourage lowering the cost of doing business, spurring economic development and investing in our future. The Chamber’s 2016 legislative package is available at the link below, along with links to previous legislative packages:

  • Click here to view our 2016 legislative business package.
  • Click here to view our 2015 legislative business package.
  • Click here to view our 2014 legislative business package.

To read about Hawaii’s advantages as a place to do business, click here.

We encourage you to get involved in the legislative process:

Join a Policy Committee 

Legislative Action Center

Sign up for “Action Alerts”

Contact Your Legislator

Submit Testimony

The Business Advocacy department also coordinates educational forums, legislative trainings, public policy summit and events, political debates and opportunities to interface with government and business leaders. Check out our calendar of events.

Get involved! Contact Pono Chong, Vice President of Business Advocacy & Development, at (808) 380-2607, pchong@cochawaii.org.

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