The Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties recently voted to create a new Tri-County Chamber Alliance. The newly formed Alliance would will include thirteen Chambers of Commerce throughout Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties effective January 1, 2021. The Santa Barbara Southcoast Chamber has taken an active lead in forming a stronger Alliance representing the three neighboring counties.
The mission of the Tri-County Alliance is to foster collaboration among the region’s chambers of commerce and to advocate for policies that promote a friendlier business climate.
The Tri-County Alliance will act as a public policy advocacy group and take action on appropriate regional, state and federal legislation that impacts the business and economic climates. Issues will include Economic Development, Infrastructure, Workplace Regulations, Taxes and Fees on Business, Workplace Development, and Housing and be discussed at the monthly meetings.
The Alliance will continue to contract with Fred Main of Clear Advocacy, LLC for researching and summarizing issues, tracking and recording voting records of elected officials, and facilitating, educating, and coordinating local business advocacy efforts in Sacramento and Washington D.C. and discussing at the monthly meetings.