Just last week, the Billings Chamber of Commerce, along with the Chambers of Commerce in Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula, released their 2015 Joint Position Papers related to the legislative session. The positions shown in this document have been approved by these seven chambers. Each chamber has other positions approved by their boards that may encompass other issues. This document is for the joint lobbying efforts of these seven chambers who represent a combined membership totaling approximately 5,500 businesses.

“Unified messaging coming from the seven largest, urban communities representing businesses throughout the state creates a powerful voice,” says John Brewer, President and CEO of the Billings Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to working with the other chambers in Montana to provide information to our legislators and affect positive change for our collective memberships.”

The issues addressed include taxes, labor and employment, economic development, education, government competition/administrative policies, and transportation.