• Advocacy


  • As the voice of Michigan's West Coast business community, the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting legislation that will improve our business climate and positively impact our growing economy. Creating a pro-business climate that fosters healthy and vibrant growth is critical to the quality of life enjoyed by our community. Maintaining this quality of life is a shared responsibility that requires the cooperation of our federal and state legislatures, local governing bodies, and Chamber members.

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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. We offer numerous opportunities for business leaders to influence civic, social, and business initiatives that support community growth. Our monthly Governmental Affairs Breakfast gives our members the chance to dialog with our community's state and federal legislators. Our Public Policy Committee vigorously studies issues and identifies, prioritizes and recommends policy to our Board of Directors for those issues that affect our local economy, business environment and quality of life. Our 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.

    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.

    Get involved! You can join us for one of our Governmental Affairs Breakfasts or other legislative events, join the Public Policy Committee, or just pick up the phone or send us an email. We want to hear what you have to say!


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