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Current Priorities

Federal Priorities

  • COVID Relief & Recovery
  • Employer Liability Protections
  • Trade/Tariffs
  • Immigration
  • Air Quality Attainment Status for West Michigan
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Prescription Drug Pricing
  • Soo Locks

State Priorities

  • COVID Relief & Recovery
  • Property Tax Deferment
  • Fix the Unemployment System
  • Infrastructure
  • Unfunded Liabilities
  • Talent:
    • A-F Letter Grading
    • Launch Michigan
    • Teacher Evaluations & Prep
    • Testing
    • Childcare
    • Criminal Justice Reform
    • Going Pro
  • Health Care Affordability
  • Expansion of Elliot-Larsen
  • Protecting Electric Choice

Grand Rapids/Kent County Priorities

  • Housing
  • Fair and Streamlined Regulations
  • Homelessness
  • GR Master Plan
  • Kent County Planning
  • Public Safety

Business owners across the board are discovering how action on mission-critical business issues can be accomplished through the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. 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. Whenever possible, Chamber staff works across party lines with elected officials to shape beneficial public policy.

Learn more about our priority issues:

Join one of our many issue-oriented advocacy committees to get more involved.