RBA Initiatives

Membership in the Rockland Business Association provides businesses with valuable support and resources and can help them connect with other businesses and grow their operations.  The RBA actively provides:
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Business Advocacy
  • Access to Resources and Support
  • Visibility and Credibility

Advocacy and Public Policy Initiatives

By engaging in advocacy efforts on behalf of its members and the business community more broadly. The RBA advocates for policies that support economic development, such as tax incentives for businesses or regulatory reforms that make it easier to do business.
By working with local, state, and federal officials to shape policy decisions that affect the business community. The RBA has relationships with government officials, and can use these relationships to provide input on policy decisions and advocate for their members' interests.
By providing information and resources to its members about policy issues that affect their businesses. This might include hosting workshops or seminars on policy topics, or providing access to expert analysis and commentary on policy issues.
By participating in coalitions and partnerships with other organizations to advocate for policy changes. The RBA works with other business groups, trade associations, and advocacy organizations to amplify their voices and increase their influence on policy decisions.

Economic Development Initiatives

Providing resources and support to local businesses to help them grow and succeed. This might include access to financing, business development training, or networking opportunities.
Attracting new businesses to the community through marketing and promotional efforts. This might include working with local officials to highlight the community's strengths and assets, and hosting events or networking opportunities to connect businesses with potential partners and customers.
Advocacy on behalf of local businesses. The RBA works with local, state, and federal officials to advocate for policies and regulations that support economic development and growth.
Supporting entrepreneurship and small business development. The RBA offers resources and support specifically tailored to help entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed, including access to mentorship, business planning resources, and networking opportunities.
Promoting the community as a desirable place to live, work, play and do business. The RBA works to highlight the community's strengths and assets, and to showcase the local business community to potential investors, entrepreneurs, and talent.

Workforce Development Initiatives

Providing resources and support to local businesses to help them grow and succeed. This might include access to financing, business development training, or networking opportunities.
Attracting new businesses to the community through marketing and promotional efforts. This might include working with local officials to highlight the community's strengths and assets, and hosting events or networking opportunities to connect businesses with potential partners and customers.
Advocacy on behalf of local businesses. The RBA works with local, state, and federal officials to advocate for policies and regulations that support economic development and growth.
Supporting entrepreneurship and small business development. The RBA offers resources and support specifically tailored to help entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed, including access to mentorship, business planning resources, and networking opportunities.
Promoting the community as a desirable place to live, work, and do business. The RBA works to highlight the community's strengths and assets, and to showcase the local business community to potential investors, entrepreneurs, and talent.

Sustainability Initiatives

Partnering with local organizations to promote sustainability initiatives such as recycling programs, green transportation options, and energy conservation efforts.
Providing resources and support to local businesses looking to adopt more sustainable practices, such as information on energy efficiency measures or access to financing for sustainable technology.
Promoting sustainable tourism in the community by supporting eco-friendly hotels, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses.
Hosting events and workshops focused on sustainability, such as talks on renewable energy or zero waste living.
Advocating for sustainability-related policies at the local, state, and federal levels

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