posted September 24th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Delegate David Ramadan
Telephone: 703 348 7015
Virginia Business Development Caucus Holds Northern Virginia Townhall
Business owners from five counties gather to discuss business legislation
Dulles, VA | September 24th, 2014 – Delegates David I. Ramadan (R-Loudoun), Chris Head (R-Botetourt), Michael Webert (R-Fauquier), Jim Lemunyon (R-Fairfax), Mark Keam (D-Fairfax) and former delegate Mike Watson of Williamsburg were all present to listen to more than 50 business owners and Chamber of Commerce representatives gathered in Chantilly on Tuesday, September 23rd . Issues discussed included tax cuts, workman’s comp, state regulations, and other matters that impact businesses small and large across the state.
“It was a great turnout. This was our 15th BDC meeting since the creation of the caucus,” said Delegate Ramadan. “Every time we hold one of these, some of the same issues come up like the BPOL tax, as well as new issues that we had not yet considered. I look forward to continuing the great work of the BDC in helping to keep Virginia one of the most business-friendly states in the nation.”
The Business Development Caucus was founded by business owners who serve in the General Assembly. It’s mission is to introduce and shepherd legislation that promotes entrepreneurship and job growth in the Commonwealth and to monitor and oppose legislation that is contrary to the goals of the caucus. Membership is open to members of the Virginia General Assembly who are or have been business owners, entrepreneurs or employers who regularly make a payroll, and those who wish to promote the business owner as the key player in economic recovery and long term economic viability. With the information gathered from these meetings with business owners, 29 pieces of legislation have been introduced by members of the caucus to address business issues – 14 of which have now been signed into law.
For more information on the Virginia Business Development Caucus, visit http://www.bdcva.org/.
Delegate David Ramadan represents the 87th House of Delegates District, which includes eastern Loudoun County and western Prince William County. He currently serves on the oldest & newest committees in the House of Delegates: Privileges & Elections (P&E) and Science & Technology (S&T), as well as General Laws Committee. He serves as the chairman of the P&E Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee. Delegate Ramadan is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Business Development Caucus. He also serves as an Alt. Commissioner on the Interstate Potomac River Basin Commission. To learn more visit www.DavidRamadan.com