• Promoting a Business Friendly Environment

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    The West Coast Chamber serves as the region's advocate for business at the local, state and federal levels, representing the combined strength of our diverse industry sectors. The following opportunities are open to all members.

    Governmental Affairs Breakfasts give our members the chance to dialog with our community's state and federal legislators.

    Public Policy Committee vigorously studies issues and identifies, prioritizes and recommends policy to our Board of Directors.

    Special legislative events allow our members to hear from our U.S. Senators and Representatives, and stay on top of important business and civic priorities.

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    As a part of the West Michigan Chamber Coalition (WMCC), we lend our voice to that of the Grand Rapids, Muskegon Lakeshore, and Grand Haven/Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Chambers of Commerce. The WMCC speaks with a voice of over 6,000 members when lobbying legislators in Lansing on behalf of West Michigan business. The WMCC and its members will also participate in advancing the directives of the Regional Policy Forum.


  • West Coast Chamber Advocacy in Action: 

    There’s Never Been a More Important Time to Make Your Voice Heard

    Voters today have a wide range of issues to consider: the state of the economy; taxes; regulations and legislative initiatives; and the overall political landscape in Washington. Whatever your reason for voting, there has never been a more important time to make your voice heard. In this first in a three-part series of articles, we'll explore the three primary initiatives coming before voters in November.

    The West Coast Chamber strongly encourages you to learn more about the candidates in each race and the issues at hand. But most importantly, we hope you will use the tools on this website (https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/) to register to vote, find your polling place, and get answers to Frequently Asked Questions. 

     
    On the Ballot - November 2018
    Michigan Proposal 1, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative
    Michigan Proposal 2, the Independent Redistricting Commission Initiative 
    Michigan Proposal 3, the Voting Policies in State Constitution Initiative
     

    Read about the ballot proposals here.

    Tips on how to Educate Employees on Politics and Public Policy.