Business Advocacy in Michigan

Our business advocacy promotes favorable conditions for your Michigan business. Learn how our lobbying efforts encourage economic growth in our state.

Since our founding in 1959, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly to ensure that the voices and interests of Michigan’s business community are heard. We are committed to our singular mission to promote conditions favorable to job creation and business growth in Michigan.

As Michigan’s leading statewide business advocacy organization, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is on the job every day, standing up for job providers in the legislative, political and legal process. The Michigan Chamber is the unified voice of approximately 6,800 member employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce of every size and type in all 83 counties of the state.

We are one of only six state chambers of commerce in the nation accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and one of only four state chambers accredited with distinction. No organization in the state is as dedicated to cutting government waste and fighting for change at the state and federal levels as the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. With our efforts, we strive to help Michigan businesses, both large and small, succeed.

Our Key Issues

Our lobbying efforts are currently focused on a number of key issues that impact the health and growth of Michigan’s economic climate. These issues include:

  •  Energy
  •  The Environment
  •  Health Policy
  •  Human Resources
  •  Legal Reform
  •  Tax Policy
  •  Transportation Investment

Our six registered, full-time lobbyists push for market-friendly policies and a competitive tax environment that attract both new business and high-quality workers. Additionally, they seek to limit government regulations and intrusions that hinder our business community’s ability to meet the needs and demands of consumers and employees.

Whatever the issue, the Michigan Chamber gets the job done.

Become a Member

Team up with more than 6800 Michigan businesses by becoming a member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and make sure that your elected officials hear your voice. We advocate on behalf of all business types, both large and small, from all over the state, and the strength of our efforts is bolstered by our large and diverse membership.

As a member, you will receive a variety of useful benefits, like access to informative and educational webinars and seminars, helpful resources you need to keep your business compliant with labor laws, and a copy of the Capitol Report newsletter, which will keep you updated on legislative proceedings that are important to job creators. You also have the opportunity to participate in our policy committees and share your opinions about key issues that affect your bottom line. Make the decision to join the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and together, we’ll make sure Michigan businesses have the opportunity to thrive.