Public Policy

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Agenda for Economic VitalityThe chamber adopted an Agenda for Economic Vitality to outline the public policy priorities that the chamber supports to ensure that Texas, in general, and Round Rock, in particular, are optimally positioned for continued growth, business success, economic opportunity, and a high quality of life.

2021 Legislative Agenda: There are many public policy issues that impact communities across the great state of Texas, as seen in the chamber’s Agenda for Economic Vitality. This legislative session however, the Round Rock Chamber asks elected officials to focus their efforts on the five priorities outlined in this brief as the outcomes of such measures will have a direct impact on the ability of communities across Texas to continue successful and deliberate economic development efforts.

State and Local Sales and Use Taxes: The Round Rock Chamber opposes the Texas Comptroller’s proposed rule on State and Local Sales and Use Taxes as published in the Texas Register on January 3, 2020. The proposed rules go beyond the scope of the Wayfair decision, House Bill 1525 and House Bill 2153. The complete position statement can be found here.

Williamson County Bond Election:  The Round Rock Chamber supports the November 2019 Williamson County Bond Election for $447 million for important community and infrastructure investments. The chamber recognizes such investments in transportation and community amenities are necessary in our growing city, and support economic growth and workforce development efforts. The complete position statement can be found here.