Chamber News & Blog

January 17, 2012

(Jan. 17, 2012) - With strong progress made in 2011 towards economic recovery in Michigan, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its top 2012 legislative priorities with an emphasis on repeal of the Personal Property Tax (PPT); transportation investment; and improving the state’s...

January 10, 2012

The Michigan Chamber today announced that Robert S. LaBrant, who directed the Chamber nationally-recognized political and legal programs for 34 years, will retire at the end of March 2012.
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December 19, 2011

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today praised Rep. Bradford Jacobsen (R-Oxford), House and Senate lawmakers, and Gov. Rick Snyder for their hard work to implement much-needed reform in Michigan’s Worker’s Compensation system. This Chamber-backed legislation, signed by the governor today,...

December 19, 2011

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder for working together to enact Senate Bills 484, 484 and 806 – legislation that attacks Michigan’s $3.2 billion debt to the federal government for its 100 percent employer-financed unemployment insurance (UI) system....

December 6, 2011

Leadership Michigan, a program of the Michigan Chamber Foundation, has launched a new web site. Leadership Michigan was established in 1988 for current and emerging leaders to learn more about the state's key issues and systems and their impact on...

December 1, 2011

(12/01/11) - As a supporter of many items on Gov. Rick Snyder’s agenda to reinvent Michigan, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce today expressed disappointment with his veto of House Bill 4326. The bill would have made Michigan more competitive with surrounding Great Lakes...

October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today praised actions by the members of the House Commerce Committee for approving changes to the Workers’ Compensation law. Michigan Chamber Director of Health Policy & Human Resources...

October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statements in response to Governor Snyder’s special message on transportation given earlier today in Southfield.

Statement from Rich Studley, President & CEO:

“We support...

October 10, 2011

Calling on State Senators to support Michigan’s job providers, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce today urged members of the Senate Economic Development Committee to act now on legislation to create the New International Trade Crossing (NITC). 

“The Michigan Chamber of Commerce supports the...

October 7, 2011

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced, in cooperation with the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), that 14,382 public comments have been submitted from Michigan residents supporting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The comments were submitted to the U.S. Department of State,...