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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 2016 Legislative Agenda and Guiding Principles.

Our legislative agenda is developed by the Business Advocacy Committee who 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 help guide the Chamber’s advocacy efforts.

“The Legislature, mostly made up of business folks like yourselves, want to hear from you. The Chamber carries that message to them on your behalf” – Scott Woods, Chairman of the Board

Stay Connected

Stay connected with business advocacy activity of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce by following the weekly Legislative Updates and reviewing the State House Guide, a great resource that gives you an overview of the inner workings of the State House. Also, follow the Chamber lobbyist on Twitter @chaslobbyist and sign up for The Advocates, a weekly email. .

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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The State House Guide offers a helpful breakdown of the legislative process.

View State House Guide