Government Affairs

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The Metro South Chamber of Commerce works on behalf of members to advance responsible public policy that ensures that the business community has the resources, infrastructure, and opportunities to keep our region’s economy strong and growing. The mission of the Government Affairs Committee of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce is to review pending legislation and regulations for their impact on business and develop positions that will enhance economic growth. The committee also develops programs that inform and encourage members to participate in the Chamber’s government affairs initiatives. Meetings take place monthly with thoughtful dialogue on contemporary issues. Committee members receive regular legislative updates

Friday, May 12
Metro South Chamber of Commerce
60 School Street, Brockton
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join us at our Government Affairs Meeting in May as we welcome Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter to discuss plans for an upcoming parking garage in downtown Brockton.

The City of Brockton is Proposing to construct a much needed 414 space public parking garage to support existing businesses and spur additional economic development in downtown Brockton. The City is also proposing downtown vehicular circulation improvements which include a new street connecting Petronelli Way and Court Street, and the conversion of Petronelli Way to accommodate two-way traffic. The newly constructed garage and associated street improvements will facilitate a new parking management plan (in line with the recently commissioned Brockton Parking Study) and free up existing surface lots for redevelopment in line with the Downtown Action Strategy plan. 

This meeting will take place at the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton. The cost to attend is $8 members, $15 future-members and includes lunch.

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All Government Affairs meetings are located at The Metro South Chamber of Commerce • 60 School Street • Brockton, MA 02301.
For more information, contact Athena Lavoie, 508.586.0500 x 231,







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