Business Advocacy & Public Policy
The Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for businesses at a local, county and state level.
Our Chamber Public Policy Committee meets on request.
The Chamber Board of Directors has approved positions and policy statements as recommended by the committee.
Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of our business members to ensure the lowest level of taxation necessary for government services.
- For tax and fee policies that support services and encourage business growth and investment
- To prevent government form overtaxing business property
- To oppose the introduction of, or increases to, franchise fees
- To prevent the introduction or expansion of government services that businesses and individuals should be providing for themselves
- To hold government at all levels accountable for the efficient and effective use of tax dollars they collect
approved: September 2018
Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce advocates with our city, county, and state government representatives on behalf of business members for regulatory policies that are fair to our members, promote economic development in our communities, and promote free enterprise. Acceptable regulation are those with benefits that exceed the cost and not used to pic winners and losers or benefit narrow special interest groups.
We advocate to:
- Ensure that only those regulations that provide a positive cost benefit effect are enacted
- Eliminate regulations where the cost exceed the benefit
- Ensure new and existing regulations accomplish only specific and necessary objectives
- Ensure that government consults with impacted businesses before implementing regulations
approved: September 2018
Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce works with local school districts, secondary education institutions, private educators, and governmental agencies on behalf of our business members to develop a workforce that is abundant and prepared with the skills our members need today and in the future.
- For competition between and among educations providers
- For workforce-ready education for all ages that combines classroom education with practical work experience
- For communication of workforce needs between business and educational communities
- For modification of labor laws giving more employment opportunities for high school students
- Support the development of a world-class workforce
- Partner our members with area educators to provide local employment opportunities in our communities
Approved: September 2018
Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce partners with our city, county, and state agencies on behalf of our business members to maintain and improve a transportation system that meets the needs of our communities for efficient, economic, and accessible transportation options.
We strive to:
- Keep our members informed about the improvements being planned for transportation options in our communities
- Hold transportation agencies accountable for the efficient use of transportation dollars that benefit our business members
- Advocate on behalf of our members for improvements to the transportation infrastructure that will benefit our business members
- Maximize the benefits to our communities of transportation infrastructure maintenance and construction projects while minimizing the negative effect of those projects on our member businesses
Approved: September 2018
City of New Brighton
803 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112
City Hall: 651-638-2100
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
City Manager Dean Lotter 651-638-2100
New Brighton is a century old city that is truly young at heart. It is a northern suburb that is ideally situated at I-694 and 35W, giving its residents easy access to hotels, shopping centers and the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. New Brighton prides itself on its excellent schools, many lakes, acres of parks and recreational facilities, wide range of beautiful housing, progressive business community and numerous clubs and organizations.
Noted features include the 200 acre Long Lake Regional Park, Brightwood Hills Golf Course, the Family Service Center and the new Public Safety Center. Every August, New Brighton celebrates its heritage as an early center of cattle trading with the annual Stockyard Days festival and New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run.
New Brighton's greatest asset however is its people. They are warm and hospitable with most actively engaged in their community making New Brighton a great place to live, work and do business.
City of Roseville
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
City Hall: 651-792-7000
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. � 4:30 p.m.
City Manager: Bill Malinen 651-792-7021
Roseville is a suburban community of 33,690, located in the northern Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Located on two major highways (I-35W & State Highway 36), it borders both Minneapolis and St. Paul, and is a short commute to either downtown area. Roseville is considered the retail and commercial hub of the northeast suburban area.
Roseville was incorporated as a city in 1948 with a population of 4,589. The City experienced dramatic growth in both population and commercial development in the 1950s and '60s. Since then, the City has shifted its focus from planning to redevelopment and preservation. Today Roseville is a mixed-land use community with established neighborhoods, ample open space, and vibrant retail and commercial development.
City of Shoreview
4600 Victoria Street N
Shoreview, MN 55126
City Hall: 651-490-4600
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
City Manager: Terry Schwerm 651-490-4600
Shoreview is a distinctive and vibrant community located in Ramsey County, just 10 miles northwest of St. Paul. Recognized for our abundant lakes, wetlands and open spaces, our quality parks and trails system offers splendid recreational and leisure opportunities. The City is proud of the way we protect this natural environment of 11 lakes, over 1,400 acres of parkland and open spaces and our extensive park system that now includes 10 parks. Shoreview encompasses an area of 7,800 acres or 12.2 square miles.
Almost 27,000 residents enjoy Shoreview's natural-setting, quiet and safe neighborhoods and excellent employment opportunities. The variety and quality of housing choices and close proximity to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul makes Shoreview an easily accessible and desirable place to live.
Consistently ranking among the best places to live in the region, Shoreview also boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the region. Shoreview students receive some of the highest ranked scores of any school districts in Minnesota - a true testimony to the exceptional educational opportunities available in our schools.
Shoreview is a financially sound city with a strong tax base and well-respected local business community. The City of Shoreview holds an Aa2 bond rating, one of the highest ratings that can be achieved for a city of our size. We have received numerous national honors for our fiscal management and long-range financial planning.
Shoreview is a community respected throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area for its high quality of life, neighborly values, active and caring citizenry and civic stewardship.
Shoreview is home to numerous businesses that are leaders in their respective industries of banking and business systems, manufacturing and medical and computer technologies. High profile companies such as Deluxe Corporation, Medtronic, EMPI, TSI, PaR Systems, Wells Fargo and Curtis 1000 provide the foundation for a strong and diverse economic and employment base for Shoreview.
City of Spring Lake Park
1301 81st Avenue NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
City Hall: 763-784-6491
Hours 8:00 a.m. � 5:00 p.m.
City Administrator Barb Nelson 763-784-6491
Located fifteen miles northeast of the Twin Cities, Spring Lake Park residents enjoy a convenient locale to neighboring communities and the metropolitan area. Spring Lake Park's largest employer is Health Partners with approximately 160 employees.
Residents and guests can find recreation at the community's neighborhood parks, including Lakeside, Terrace, Able, Sanburnol, Westwood and John M. Conde. Shopping areas are located at Northtown Mall and Holly Center.