Advocacy

The Chamber is your Advocate

As the voice of business in the Charleston metro region, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is committed to keeping our region competitive and improving the business climate.

One of the best ways we can achieve this goal is through the legislative process. The Chamber works on behalf of our members to advocate policies and legislation that contributes to the growth and prosperity of our region.

What We Stand For

Each year the Chamber identifies top legislative priorities that we will pursue on a local, state and federal level. To see the Chamber’s current positions, view the complete 2014 Legislative and Public Policy Agenda and Guiding Principles.

Our legislative agenda is developed by the Business Advocacy Committee.  The group of members gathers information through our entire membership through member surveys, a committee system, continual dialogue with elected officials, and participation in various coalitions and alliances.

Business Advocacy has subcommittees focused on transportation and infrastructure, environmental regulation, development regulation, and education and talent development that all help to guide the Chamber’s advocacy efforts.

Stay Connected

Stay connected with business advocacy activity of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce by following Bill the Blog and using the RSS feed feature. The site is a resource for members, providing background information and involvement in several policy areas, such as workforce, regulatory, infrastructure, military and environmental. The portal provides voter resources, access to local, state and federal elected officials, recaps of area council meetings and weekly lobbyist reports during the state legislative session. Also, follow the Chamber lobbyist on Twitter @chaslobbyist.

Who We Are

As the voice of the business community, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce has a business advocacy team that works daily to ensure that all laws, rules and regulations at the local, state and federal levels work for business.

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