Advocacy

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance represents over 800 businesses in the region and is dedicated to serving our members and community by advocating and supporting the economic business interests of the region.


2018 Advocacy Positions

2018 Legislative Priorities

We support:

  • Retaining the “Labor Day” law 
  • Preserving Certificate of Public Need (COPN) in its current form with process reforms
  • The Jefferson Labs Collider Project  as a major economic driver for our region and Commonwealth
  • Widening of I-64 from Williamsburg to Richmond
  • Efforts to tackle recurrent flooding as a regional issue

GWCTA Evergreen Advocacy Positions

The GWCTA consistently advocates for:

  • A strong transportation system that provides mobility for residents and visitors
  • A vibrant tourism industry that provides strong economic impact
  • Support for K-12 and Higher Ed funding
  • Support for our active duty military and veterans
  • Workforce development efforts to increase student awareness and exposure to vocational and apprenticeship training to develop a strong and reliable skilled workforce.  
  • Economic development initiatives designed to set the conditions which foster the startup of new businesses, sustains time-tested enterprises, while providing an environment which supports business growth  

Click here to view the complete list of 2018 positions.