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As the largest local chamber in both Minnesota and North Dakota, we represent our more than 2,100 member in the public policy arena and take stances on important issues based on what will best serve our member businesses. The Chamber is committed to providing opportunities to access our elected officials and engage in the public policy process to ensure our business climate remains strong and prosperous.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber’s strong voice in the business community:

  • Serves the needs and represents the interests of the business community at the local, state and federal levels of government.
  • Provides a unified voice for the business community regarding key issues, development and growth.
  • Increases visibility of business needs through business input to the public policy process.
  • Analyzes and acts upon issues that would otherwise be difficult for small businesses to do alone.
  • Helps unify the public spirit of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo business community and directs it into useful and constructive channels

2018 Public Policy Guide

Public Policy GuideIt is a priority of The Chamber to advance and advocate for pro-business public policies at all levels of government. We recognize that when economic conditions are favorable for the private sector to innovate and grow, the entire community will benefit. The public policy work of The Chamber is truly an added value of membership.

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The Chamber's Fargo Mayoral Debate April 14, 2015

The Chamber's Mayoral Debate, April 2015


On April 14, 2015, The Chamber had the candidates for mayor of the City of Fargo discuss their views on how best to lead Fargo on the hot topics such as permanent flood protection, economic development, growth and city development.

Watch the Mayoral Debate here.




The Chamber's Fargo Commission Seat Debate, April 15, 2015

2015 Fargo Commission Seat Debate


On April 15, 2015 Fargo City Hall held the hot debate with the candidates for the City of Fargo Commission as they discuss their views on City if Fargo development, permanent flood protection and what they see on the horizon for the city.

See their discussions here.





Bill Authorizing Funding for the F-M Area Diversion Project Passed

Both the U.S. House and Senate have passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes federal funding for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project. Sen. John Hoeven announced the authorization at The Chamber, which convened a task force of top leaders from the community to advocate for permanent flood protection during the 2013 legislative session.

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