Best Buy Ramps Up Lobbying
Best Buy is giving renewed focus to Washington lobbying, focusing on such issues as support for the National Broadband Plan, uniformity in recycling laws and closing of the sales tax loophole. That's according to an overview of the company's lobbying strategy published by Fortune Wednesday.
The company spent $200,000 on lobbying in the fourth quarter, compared with $130,000 the same time the year before, according to disclosures last month.
The Minnesota-based retail giant earlier this year named Parker Brugge, formerly of the Consumer Electronics Association, to a newly created position overseeing government relations in Washington.