Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
It’s been a year and a half since Doug Loon took the reins as chamber president after the passing of long-time president David Olson, and he’s already flexing the organization’s muscle. Having served as a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since 1995, he knows how to effectively lobby for the interests of businesses. He will use other forums as well, as he has done in his lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis for passing a paid sick-leave ordinance. In 2017, expect to see him pushing for business tax cuts, bonding and comprehensive transportation bills, and pushing back against a growing chorus of progressive activists and politicians putting forth local workforce mandates.