The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce submitted the attached letter to budget conferees to express support for our funding priorities. The 2018-20 budget presents opportunities for Virginia to invest in valuable initiatives to strengthen our business climate and lay the foundation for additional growth.

The Chamber supports:

  • Efforts to reform and expand Virginia’s Medicaid program
  • The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CyberX)
  • VEDP’s Business Ready Sites Program and marketing initiative
  • Virginia Growth & Opportunity Fund (GO Virginia)
  • Workforce Credential Grant Program
  • Mental health funding to combat the opioid crisis.
  • Virginia Grocery Investment Fund
  • Virginia Telecommunications Initiative
  • Funding to fill General District Court judicial vacancies