Dallas Regional Chamber

left right
  • Texas Legislative Session
  • Advocacy Issues
  • Public Policy Blog
  • Public Policy Events
left right

Advocacy Issues

What’s Currently Impacting Our Region

We’re advocating to protect the interests of our members and the DFW business community as a whole by representing our position on critical public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.

Public Advocacy

The DRC represents the region’s business interests in the public and civic arena by:

  • Monitoring important legislative issues impacting the North Texas region;
  • Advocating key regional business issues to local, state, and federal government officials;
  • Participating actively on numerous regional and statewide committees and advisory councils that focus on environment, water, transportation, energy, health care, public and higher education, technology, and economic development; and
  • Providing relevant, timely information to its members on significant public policy issues.

Policy Issues

Everything is bigger in Texas – especially in DFW. As the largest metropolitan area in the State of Texas, DFW’s economic viability helps drive the economic health of the state as a whole. DFW currently represents one-quarter of the state’s population and accounts for one-third of its gross domestic product. In its ongoing effort to effectively support and assist its diverse membership base, the DRC actively advocates for and informs its members on varied public policy issues which can potentially impact their organizations.

Proposition 7

On Nov. 3, 2015, Texans voted in favor of Proposition 7, which authorized a new, stable source of funding for transportation in Texas dedicated to the construction and maintenance of roads will be on the ballot. With the passage of Prop 7, a portion of the general sales and use tax and the motor vehicle sales tax wil. be dedicated to the general highway fund. The Dallas Regional Chamber strongly supported Prop 7.

DRC’s Resolution to Support Prop 7

Proposition 1

On Nov. 4, 2014, Texans voted in favor of supporting funding for critical infrastructure, ensuring continued economic growth and development for our region’s future generations. Proposition 1, which passed by 80 percent, will provide billions of dollars (an estimated $1.7 billion in the first year alone) more in reliable transportation funding without adding new taxes, fees, or debt. Since 2010, North Texas has added 350 people every day to its population. At this pace, our population is expected to double by 2060. With a growing economy and continuing development, it’s critical that we continue building the infrastructure to support this expansion.

Read More on Passing Prop 1

DRC’s Resolution to Support Prop 1

Latest Public Policy & Advocacy Blog Posts

Latest Dallas Regional Chamber Blog Posts

  • Int’l Projects Key in Placing Dallas Region Among Tops in Corporate Relocations, Expansions

    Read the Post
  • DRC Endorses Dallas Bond Package

    Read the Post
  • The Newsmaker: A Leadership Story of Honor and Love

    Read the Post
  • Inc 5000 - The Top 10 Business Hubs for Fast Growing Companies in2017 - Dallas #8

    Read the Post

Contact Us

  • Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Call Us 214-746-6600
  • 500 N. Akard Street
  • Suite 2600
  • Dallas, Texas 75201
  • Staff Directory