The Lansing Regional Chamber continually works to make Michigan the best place to do business, especially in the Greater Lansing region. Each year, we survey our members on public policy issues that matter most to them. As a result of the most recent survey, the Lansing Regional Chamber government affairs team will focus on these issues in 2023:
- Economic development and job creation
- Talent & Education (K-12, higher education, professional trades, etc.)
- Healthcare accessibility & affordability
- Public Safety
- Taxation | Regulations
We listen carefully to members and turn member input into action through relentless advocacy. Our goal is to improve Michigan’s economic competitiveness and our region. Our legislative priorities are intended to help focus policymakers’ attention on Michigan's economic challenges and offer pro-business solutions to these problems.
Working for You
The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce takes positions on several proposals at the federal, state, and local levels of government that impact the business community and our economy. Guided by those policy priority focus areas, data, and member feedback, our decisions are guided by the Lansing Regional Chamber Policy Committee and Board of Directors. Check out the links below to see how the Lansing Regional Chamber is working for you.
Congress: In addition to our focus on local and state policy issues, we are committed to making sure your voice is heard in Washington by working with the Michigan Congressional Delegation.
State Legislature: Every legislative session, we take positions on bills that stand to impact the business community and our economy. We work closely with our state senators and state representatives in the Capitol Caucus to make sure we are all working collaboratively for our region.
- LRCC support letter to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
- LRCC support letter to expand Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act
- Workforce investment support letter
Local Government: The Lansing Regional Chamber works closely with our local governments to ensure that we are the best place to do business in our state.
Lansing Regional Chamber Policy Committee
The Lansing Regional Chamber Policy Committee exists to both guide and advance LRCC legislative priorities. The LRCC Policy Committee reviews issues pertaining to the current priorities and works to encourage members to engage in action.