Competitiveness: The Maryland Chamber works to create a competitive business climate in Maryland that encourages job growth and investment, limits workplace regulation and ensures a competitive and fair tax structure. Learn More
Taxes: Maryland can promote job growth and business investment with a tax system that is stable, fair, and competitive with other states. As employers work to retain and create jobs during the current economic difficulties, we urge that state and local governments promote economic recovery by avoiding additional tax or fee burdens on Maryland businesses. Learn more
Workplace Regulation: Maryland possesses the most highly educated workforce in the U.S., which is reflected in the high income level of the state. Salaries and benefits provided by employers are used in a competitive marketplace to attract and retain talented employees. Government mandated “one-size fits all” employment policies impede an employer’s ability to provide competitive incentives that meet the specialized needs of a particular employee demographic, as well as the demands of an ever-changing economic climate. Learn more
Health Care: Access to affordable health insurance in a competitive marketplace is necessary for a healthy workforce. Key decisions remain for the state in implementing federal health care law that will have a major impact on the competition for and pricing of health insurance. If we are to sustain an employer-based health insurance system, Maryland employers must be able to design and control their health insurance benefits. Learn more
Environment & Energy: The Maryland Chamber will support policies and legislation that enhance job growth and business investment opportunities, and that rationally recognize environmental protection as an essential element of our economy. Learn more
Transportation: Maryland’s transportation network is the lifeblood of our economy. Every day, Marylanders use the state’s transportation network to get to and from work. Maryland businesses relies on an effective, efficient, and reliable transportation network to provide goods and services. Learn more.
Civil Liability: The ability of a company to receive fair treatment from a state’s legal system influences business decisions regarding job creation and business location. Actions that expand business liability by creating new causes of action to sue businesses or increase business liability costs will damage Maryland’s business climate. Learn more