We speak. Elected officials listen.

Back to the annual report

At the Chamber, you have your own lobbyists that will work for you and help your business. Whether that means advancing policies or helping cut through red tape with different government agencies, we’re here to work for you. As a member, you have a seat at the table to help craft the priorities of the West Michigan business community. We back up our words with action! Over the year we have successfully passed a number of reforms to improve the business climate in Grand Rapids and across Michigan.

Successes we had this year:

  • 3rd Grade Reading Legislation
  • 9-1-1 Mandate Delay
  • Increased Funding for the Skilled Trades Training Fund
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Ratio for Electrician Apprentices on Job Sites
  • Grand Rapids Food Truck Ordinance
  • Advocated for the Repeal of HICA
  • Energy Reform Maintaining Choice
  • Unfunded Liability Reform