The Mission of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce is to foster and promote a vibrant business environment for the benefit of chamber members. The leadership of the chamber recognizes that legislative and regulatory actions of government at all levels - local, county, state and national - have a significant impact on the business environment in the Pekin area. Thus, one of the goals of the chamber's strategic plan is Business Advocacy – to be the voice of the Pekin business community.
The Chamber's Board of Directors authored the current Legislative Agenda to provide chamber members with a policy platform based on current trends and member feedback. It focuses on seven specific areas that have a direct impact on the vibrancy of the local business environment:
- Taxes and Fees
- Education and Workforce Development
- Good Government
- Economic Development
The agenda document also includes background information on the issues and contact information for city, county, state and federal elected leaders. You can dowload the agenda here.