Round Rock Chamber Joins Washington D.C. Federal Advocacy Trip

The Round Rock Chamber was excited to join more than 60 community, business and academic leaders from across Central Texas who traveled to Washington, D.C. last week as part of the Austin Chamber’s annual federal advocacy trip in a collaborative effort to communicate our regional public policy agenda with members of the Texas Congressional delegation and other national agency leaders.

Over the course of two days, the Central Texas delegation directly engaged in conversations on pressing local and national issues with influential policymakers and senior advisors, including: Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Michael McCaul, Congressman Pete Sessions, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Congressman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Chip Roy and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh.

In doing so, we were able to advocate for some very important policy issues that impact Round Rock and Central Texas including:

  • Transportation and infrastructure funding, including federal assistance with I-35 and the Austin Bergstrom International Airport
  • Expanding access to education, job skills training and workforce development
  • Addressing the increasing challenge of affordability and housing supply
  • And passage of federal funds for semiconductor CHIP manufacturing and research

“Our mission is to lead economic generation and serve as the unified voice of the Round Rock business community, so I was honored to have had the opportunity to directly advance our business interests and promote future economic prosperity for our region”, said Jordan Robinson, the Chamber’s President and CEO. “I would like to especially thank John Howard, the Round Rock Chamber’s 2022 Board Chair, and Tammy Young, Chair of the Business Climate Council, for their support and participation on this trip.”

Round Rock was also well-represented by a number of additional member companies and organizations including: Texas State University, Austin Community College, Ascension Seton, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Baylor Scott & White, St. Davids/HCA Healthcare, Trellis Company, Halff Associates, Pape Dawson Engineers, Dell Technologies and Central Texas Refuse.

The Round Rock Chamber is currently undergoing a full review of our own Agenda for Economic Vitality through the work of the Business Climate Council. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please reach out to Katarina Corona at kcorona@roundrockchamber.org.