Membership in the Michigan Chamber ensures an investment in the following:
Business Advocacy: Rated the most effective membership lobbying organization in Michigan, we fight for all Michigan businesses. The constant call for increased taxes, frivolous spending, and increased regulation must be answered with an even stronger call for limited government, lower taxes and support for free enterprise. Rest assured, the Michigan Chamber is on the job in Lansing so you can keep doing yours. Click for a list of issues we are working on for Michigan’s business owners.
Litigation Center: It is clear that there is a direct correlation between a state’s legal environment and its economic competitiveness. Our mission is simple; utilize the best and brightest lawyers to aggressively engage in precedent setting cases at both the state and federal level to champion the rights of Michigan’s job providers and strengthen our economy.
Endorsements: Every candidate campaigns as pro-business. But not every candidate legislates accordingly. The Michigan Chamber plays an aggressive role in ensuring pro-business lawmakers and rule of law judges are elected.
Consistently voted the #1 membership lobbying organization in Lansing:
- Repealed the Michigan Business Tax (MBT)
- Retired Unemployment Insurance Debt
- Enacted Freedom to Work
- Defeated 5 economically-damaging constitutional amendments (Constitution is not for sale)
- Passed Personal Property Tax Phase-Out
- Defeated Corporate Income Tax increase of 6% to 11%
- Blocked attempt to mandate Paid Sick Leave for “all” full-time/part-time employees
- Kept control of the Supreme Court in the hands of rule of law justices
- Maintained a business-friendly majority in the State House
Challenges We Face:
- Remain vigilant against efforts to further increase Minimum Wage to $15 per hour
- Maintain and protect employer Non-Compete Agreements
- Stop proposals to increase the Taxable Wage Base (TWB) to $40,000
- Expand Personal Property Tax relief to “all” job providers
- Prevent Sales Tax on Services
- Oppose efforts to establish a Graduated Income Tax
- Fight attempts to put Mandatory Paid Sick Leave on the 2018 ballot
- Protect employer rights, including Drug-Free Workplace Policies and Right to Work (Preventing and reducing state and local government involvement and regulation)
- Strengthen Agriculture, including Transportation issues and Water Rights
Join today because…
There is strength in numbers. The larger and more diverse our membership, the more powerful we are at our mission of promoting conditions favorable to job creation and business growth in Michigan.
The Michigan Chamber has a wide variety of business resources available to our members that save time, save money, and provide answers to your questions from trusted advisors. You already belong…so make the decision to join with 6,400 other businesses today! Contact the Michigan Chamber at our office in Lansing for more information on upcoming projects and networking events in Michigan.
Learn more about the variety of benefits available to you when you become a member. We have benefits to serve every member, of any size, in every county of the state.
Together we can make a difference. We look forward to serving you as a member!