Chamber launches Industry & Technology Council

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The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of a new Industry & Technology Council on Thursday.

Designed to bring together the SCV’s industry, manufacturing, processing and technology companies, the council is expected to keep a strategic focus on pro-business advocacy while working to improve and enhance a strong local business climate with balanced laws, effective regulations and sound public policies.

“We’re excited about launching the new Industry & Technology Council at the SCV Chamber as we’ve been meeting with our industry, manufacturing and technology business members and they’ve identified that there is an unmet need in representing their businesses,” John Musella, spokesman for the SCV Chamber, said via email. “This new council specifically addresses the need for a place that our valley’s industry and technology companies can collaborate together and find a unified voice for their advocacy needs. Our local industry, manufacturing, processing and technology companies need a strong voice and a place to collaborate.”

The council is expected to strive toward stimulating economic growth and creating new jobs while safeguarding environmental resources.

“Our local industry, manufacturing and technology companies have been looking for a local voice for their advocacy needs,” Ivan Volschenk, president of the SCV Chamber, said in a prepared statement. “The chamber is stepping into this role and will help bring together these companies with strategic advocacy efforts.”

With the addition of this council, the chamber has now joined the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, which represents the statewide economic sector generating more than $288 billion per year and employing more than 1.3 million Californians.

The first of quarterly meetings for the Industry & Technology Council is scheduled for April, when discussions are set to revolve around stimulating economic growth and creating new jobs while safeguarding environmental resources.

For more information, visit SCVchamber.com or email [email protected].

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