The core of our advocacy is guided by Imagine SLO — the Chamber’s Economic Vision — containing seven interconnected pillars that paint the picture for of a vibrant future for San Luis Obispo. Each pillar details several policy priorities that outline action items to move San Luis Obispo toward a more integrated, safe and fiscally sustainable region that houses more of its workforce.

Every week we spend countless hours immersed in information gathering, sharing and discussing issues that affect our members and the community as a whole. Continual dialogue with local decision makers and advocates, diligent tracking of legislative issues and agendas, and a high functioning volunteer and committee approach enables us to effectively advocate for and serve as the voice of the business community.

Through our legislative work, the Chamber tracks and analyzes key issues that impact local businesses from taxes and fees, to the green hills, the historic downtown, neighborhood wellness, open space and safety. Our focus is on the quality-of-life components that support business success.

Our collaborative take on policy and advocacy allows for open dialogue and the sharing of ideological theories and real-life experiences to thoroughly vet an issue before any decision is made.

Check out our Vision in Action to learn more about what we’ve accomplished.