PA Chamber Urges Lawmakers to Focus on Competitiveness

Before the governor unveiled his proposal, the PA Chamber voiced our top priorities and overall policy goals for the session.

We’re aiming for continued tax reforms that would boost Pennsylvania’s competitiveness and roll out the welcome mat for private sector investment – including improving the treatment of Net Operating Losses to help start-up, small and cyclical businesses and backing the governor’s call to accelerate the reduction of the Corporate Net Income Tax, which Sens. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster, and Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland, have introduced through legislation.

We’re also voicing support for permitting reform to attract investment by providing more predictability and clarity so shovel-ready projects can proceed and be completed in a safe and timely manner. We are additionally focused on policies to improve the workforce climate, including tapping into underutilized talent pools and helping to establish a forward-thinking strategy that emphasizes K-12 career pathways and Career and Technical Education.


Founded in 1916, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.