PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein spoke at several local chamber events over the last week, highlighting the PA Chamber’s efforts to build consensus and advance public policy that will create a strong, more economically vibrant Commonwealth.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Bernstein was the keynote speaker at the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance’s Annual meeting. On Thursday, Dec. 8, he delivered a legislative update and participated in a roundtable discussion with Lancaster business leaders at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. And on Friday, Dec. 9, Bernstein delivered congratulatory remarks at the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Luncheon and 100th Anniversary celebration, highlighting ways that the Commonwealth is different now than it was in 1923 (although one thing that remains unchanged is the Chamber’s mission of representing its area businesses!)
At all these events, Bernstein shared legislative updates highlighting the PA Chamber’s work on various bipartisan member-centric accomplishments – including the monumental tax reform package that reduced Pennsylvania’s Corporate Net Income Tax rate from 9.99 percent to 4.99 percent. He touted the myriad ways that Pennsylvania stands apart as an ideal location for businesses and residents, due to our natural resources, geographic location, cost of living, hardworking people from diverse backgrounds and locations, and more!
Lastly, Bernstein expressed optimism about the ways that the business community can work together in 2023 and beyond with our local chamber partners and other business leaders, Gov.-Elect Shapiro, and lawmakers to promote pro-growth public policies that will set Pennsylvania up for future economic greatness: including continuing, or even expediting, the CNI phase-down and other tax reforms; permitting reform and regulatory reform; infrastructure development, including broadband; and workforce development.