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.
The Economic Development Committee addresses issues relating to the New Hampshire economy and state economic development policy. The Fiscal Policy Committee examines issues around state government spending and taxation. The committees meet concurrently on the second Friday of each month at the BIA office in Concord. Meetings begin at 8:00 AM and are open to BIA members.
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 at the BIA office in Concord. Meetings begin at 8:00 AM and are open to BIA members.
The charge of the Manufacturing & End Users Policy Committee is to deliberate over environmental compliance and energy challenges and develop recommendations for BIA's advocacy work. Discussions in the areas of energy and environmental compliance will take place in the context of what is important to the success of manufacturers and large-end users who drive the state’s economy. Please note that telecommunications issues will be addressed by BIA’s Economic Development Policy Committee.
The Manufacturing & End Users Policy Committee will typically meet the 4th Friday of the month. At this time, meetings are conducted via Zoom. Unless warranted, meetings are not typically held in June, July, or August.
The Technology Policy Committee addresses issues relating to the ever-expanding use of telecommunications and high-speed internet connectivity by employers throughout New Hampshire, including expansion of the 5G network and other radio frequency technologies, regulations on cyber threat protections and policies governing data breach reporting, and efforts to expand private sector telecommunications infrastructure throughout the state to improve access, quality and reliability.