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Advocacy Agenda

Greater Rochester Chamber advocates strongly for an environment that promotes the success of our members and of our economy at the local, state, and federal level. Each year, we survey our members and develop an Advocacy Agenda that focuses on key areas of member concern.

To make your voice heard on important issues that affect your business or organization, please reach out to us today.

2024 Advocacy Agenda

Our advocacy work is a collaborative process with our members. The above advocacy agenda is a living document that evolves as the priorities and concerns of our members change. If your business has a policy concern that Greater Rochester Chamber can advocate for on your behalf, please reach out to Chief of Staff Marc Cohen at

Current Advocacy Efforts
Policy Resource: FY2025 Enacted Budget Brief
April 22, 2024

Voice of Business Blog As the voice of business for over 1,300 members in the Greater Rochester region, Greater Rochester Chamber aims to keep our members active and informed in…

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Bob Duffy: Avoiding the benefits cliff takes teamwork
April 22, 2024

Voice of Business Blog The benefits cliff is not a new issue. It has not only impacted New York State but numerous other states nationwide for decades. Unfortunately, it has…

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Greater Rochester Chamber Statement on FY2025 New York State Budget
April 22, 2024

Chamber News Release New York State passed its $237 billion FY2025 budget on Saturday, April 20th. This budget encompasses crucial allocations for infrastructure development, education funding, healthcare initiatives, and economic…

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March 2024 Advocacy Day: Representing the Greater Rochester Voice of Business in Albany
March 26, 2024

Voice of Business Blog Members of the Greater Rochester Chamber team and representatives from seven member organizations travelled to Albany for an Advocacy Day on March 19, 2024. The group…

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