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Current Priorities

The Lansing Regional Chamber is continually working to make Michigan, especially the Greater Lansing region, the best place to do business. Each year, we survey our membership on public policy issues that they want our government affairs team to advocate on. Here are some of the top public policy areas the Chamber’s advocacy team will focus on in 2021.

  • Jobs & the Economy
  • Talent & Workforce Development
  • Economic Development
  • Regional Infrastructure
  • Healthcare Accessibility & Affordability
  • Government Regulations | Local Government Financial Health

We listen carefully to members and turn member input into action through relentless advocacy. Our goal is to improve Michigan’s economic competitiveness as well as our region. Our legislative priorities are intended to help focus policymakers’ attention on the economic challenges facing Michigan and to offer pro-business solutions to these problems.

Chamber Policy Committee

The Chamber’s Policy Committee exists to both guide and advance Chamber legislative priorities. The Policy Committee reviews issues pertaining to the current priorities and works to encourage members to engage in action.

Talent and Workforce Development

Attracting and retaining talent in the tri-county region is the No. 1 priority of Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce members. We work with several partners to market and communicate about the available opportunities for employers and employees. Also, we provide opportunities to educate businesses on resources available for workforce development programs.

Partners:

        • Lansing 5:01
        • Grand River Connection
        • Capital Area Michigan Works!
        • T3
        • Education Partners

 

Regional Infrastructure

We advocate for every level of government to prioritize their budgets and focus on investing in the region’s infrastructure. Ensuring our local, state and federal levels of government properly invests in infrastructure is vital to the Lansing region because it attracts businesses and people.

Partners

        • Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
        • Capital Council of Governments
        • Michigan Department of Transportation

 

Economic Development

We work to ensure that we are diversifying our local economy and creating and retaining jobs. We also make sure the region continues to be a place that welcomes economic development activities and programs that improve the financial wellbeing and quality life within our communities.

Partners

        • Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)

 

Regulations

It’s essential to have a regulatory environment that allows businesses to operate, hire more workers and expand. We make sure that when local units of government propose a new rule or law that it does not impact the business community.

Partners

        • Local units of governments
        • State of Michigan

 

Local Government Financial Health

It’s imperative to focus on addressing the financial health of local government today rather than tomorrow. We make sure the local government is in a position for success and continues to keep up with the momentum of the growing region.

Partners

        • Lansing Financial Health Team