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Governor Dalrymple
North Dakota
Gov. Jack Dalrymple

As the largest local chamber in both Minnesota and North Dakota, we represent our more than 2,100 member in the public policy arena and take stances on important issues based on what will best serve our member businesses. The Chamber is committed to providing opportunities to access our elected officials and engage in the public policy process to ensure our business climate remains strong and prosperous.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber’s strong voice in the business community:

  • Serves the needs and represents the interests of the business community at the local, state and federal levels of government.
  • Provides a unified voice for the business community regarding key issues, development and growth.
  • Increases visibility of business needs through business input to the public policy process.
  • Analyzes and acts upon issues that would otherwise be difficult for small businesses to do alone.
  • Helps unify the public spirit of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo business community and directs it into useful and constructive channels
     

2014 Public Policy Guide Now Available

The annual Public Policy Guide outlines general Chamber positions on significant business issues and serves as a roadmap for shaping policy at the local, state and federal level. Each year, the Public Affairs committee seeks input from Chamber members in revising the policies and submits the publication for approval by the Chamber Board of Directors. The 2014 Public Policy Guide is available online or in printed format.
 

Bill Authorizing Funding for the F-M Area Diversion Project Passed

Both the U.S. House and Senate have passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes federal funding for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project. Sen. John Hoeven announced the authorization at The Chamber, which convened a task force of top leaders from the community to advocate for permanent flood protection during the 2013 legislative session.

 
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