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Public Policy And Advocacy


Engagement in public policy and the lawmaking process is an important part of how the Chamber supports its members. If you are doing business on Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is your voice in government. As the Cape’s only regional business advocacy organization, we address issues of concern to your business on the local, state and federal levels. We work to ensure that government considers Cape business objectives and viewpoints, keep members informed on pressing issues, and coordinate political action as bills move through legislative bodies. 

The Cape region's greatest economic threats include: clean and healthy water resources, cross-canal transportation access, and adequate workforce housing. The region’s greatest economic opportunities include: full realization of the Blue Economy, quality public and private education, a top tier healthcare system and “healthiest communities” designation, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

  • A resilient economy and environment
  • Healthy and responsible economic growth
  • Livable communities for our workforce
  • Attractive communities for our visitors

Find the The Policy Pod here! This podcast series is produced by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and mixes interesting conversation with issues Cape Codders care about.

Barnstable County Elected Officials
Board of Regional Commissioners: Ronald Bergstrom, Sheila Lyons, Mark Forest

State Representatives: Sarah Peake, Christopher Flanagan, Kip Diggs, David Vieira, Dylan Fernandes, Steven Xiarhos 

State Senators: Julian Cyr, Susan Moran

Federal Representatives: Representative Bill Keating, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey

Find your legislators or search for legislation
State Delegation and legislation
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Library of Congress Legislative Search (Federal)


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