Along with promoting the interests of the local business community, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce works diligently to cultivate and maintain meaningful relationships with organizational partners across the state. The Chamber is a collaborative organization that seeks to work with business, government, and other resources to improve Albuquerque and New Mexico.
We promote business-friendly policies statewide.
To that end, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in an organization of western states’ chambers of commerce and participates in joint lobbying efforts to promote business-friendly policies statewide. As part of our involvement with other chambers, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce participates in an annual agenda-setting conference of Southwest and South Central New Mexico organizations at the beginning of each year’s legislative sessions. These conferences are designed to craft a statewide list of business-friendly priorities and policy positions with which to lobby legislators.
The importance of working together.
Likewise, through Connection Advocacy Networks (CANs), the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce invites trade organizations, economic development organizations, local public officials outside of the greater Albuquerque area, and other chambers of commerce across the state to participate in Chamber events. As CAN Chair Dr. Cheryl Willman of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Care Center declares, “We are always stronger – and our voice is louder – when we work as a team, and we do so with partners across the greater Albuquerque metro area, the state, and even the country.”
The New Mexico Roadrunner network launched in 2018.
In November 2018, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce launched the New Mexico Roadrunner network, a goodwill ambassador group of Chamber investors and board members. Roadrunners travel across New Mexico twice each year, building and cultivating relationships with companies, economic development organizations, and local public officials statewide.
CAN participants and Roadrunners not only benefit from the satisfaction that they are shaping policy and legislation that is beneficial to business while cultivating connections with like-minded individuals.