Chamber News & Blog

June 12, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Brian Ellis for U.S. House. Ellis is seeking election to represent Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes Kent, Calhoun, Barry, Ionia and part of Montcalm counties.

“We are very pleased to announce the...

June 5, 2014
Article type: News

The clock is ticking on the current legislative session and it’s not acceptable for the State Legislature to adjourn for the summer recess without passing a comprehensive plan to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges, says the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

“Providing transportation...

June 3, 2014
Article type: News

In an effort to ward off a dangerous ballot proposal to increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, the Legislature has passed, and the Governor has signed, legislation to increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $9.25 per hour. However, the question of whether this issue will be on the...

May 28, 2014
Article type: News

It's official! The personal property tax reform ballot question will appear on the August 5th ballot as Proposal 1. The Michigan Chamber is strongly supportive of reducing and eliminating this uncompetitive tax on business and machinery. To help spread the word, and educate voters about the...

May 19, 2014
Article type: News

An overwhelming majority of Michigan voters believe our roads are in horrible condition and are willing to invest more money to build and maintain better roads, according to a Michigan Chamber of Commerce poll released today.

“Increased funding to fix the roads...

May 8, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to bipartisan action in the State House today to raise transportation investment by $450 million per year.

“Today in Lansing an overwhelming majority of...

April 30, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate, noting that Michigan’s working families and job providers need to send someone new to Washington, D.C., who will fight for Michigan families and businesses and drive business to Michigan.

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April 18, 2014
Article type: News

We are pleased to report that this week the Michigan Chamber launched a 30-second TV spot highlighting the progress Michigan has made as a state and that our future is bright. Drawing upon the data contained in the Michigan Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Michigan Economic Competitiveness Study, it is...

April 14, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Dave Trott for U.S. House. Trott is seeking election to represent...

Article type: News

Members of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce have elected new officers to its Executive Committee for 2015. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber set policy and establish priorities for the statewide business organization on key economic issues that...