BIA members are eligible to participate in one or all of the association’s four standing policy committees. Policy committees (see committee descriptions below) meet monthly (except June and July) and are comprised of volunteers from BIA member companies throughout the state. Policy committee meetings allow members to interact in an informal setting with state legislators and regulators. They are also a great way to network with other business leaders who share similar responsibilities within their companies. Perhaps most importantly, it allows you to help shape BIA positions on public policy matters that affect your company’s profitability and success.
Although attendance at these committees is completely voluntary, regular attendance will help maximize your company’s investment in the BIA. Meetings are held in the BIA’s board room in Concord. Agendas are distributed via email in advance of the meetings and posted on the Web site.
Economic Development & Fiscal Policy (meet concurrently)
The Economic Development & Fiscal Policy Committees address issues relating to the New Hampshire economy, business taxes, the New Hampshire tax structure and state spending, and state economic development policy. The committees meet the second Friday of each month, September through June, at the BIA office in Concord. Meetings begin at 8 AM and are open to BIA members.
Manufacturing and End Users Policy Committee
The Manufacturing and End Users Policy Committee deliberates over environmental compliance and energy challenges and develop recommendations for BIA's advocacy work. The committee meets the 4th Friday of the month at BIA's office. Meetings begin at 8:30 AM and are open to BIA members.
HR/Health Care/Workforce Development
The Human Resources, Health Care and Workforce Development Committee addresses issues relating to labor regulation, healthcare, health and safety, workers' compensation, employee-reporting requirements and other HR-related legislation. The committee meets the third Friday of each month, September through June, at the BIA office in Concord. Meetings begin at 8 AM and are open to BIA members.