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At the local level the Chamber is focused on removing barriers to business growth and proactively improving Springfield's business climate. All of the candidates and ballot issues that the Chamber weighs in on on are put through a thorough member-driven process and approved by the Chamber's Board of Directors.
The Chamber's local policy agenda serves as a guidebook as we weigh in on issues and advocate on behalf of our members at the local level.
Is there a particular issue impacting your business? We would love to hear from you.
Local Issues Public Policy Task Force (by appointment) - Formally reviews upcoming local election issues, considering the business and community impact of each proposal.
School Board Candidate Endorsement Task Force (by appointment) - Today's students are tomorrow's workforce. That's why this task force is charged with reviewing candidates for the Springfield R-12 Board of Education.
Springfield Good Government Committee (by appointment) - As an affiliate of the Chamber, this group recruits, endorses and supports candidates for the nonpartisan races for Springfield City Council, in partnership with the Homebuilders Association of Greater Springfield.
Development Input Issues Group (DIIG) - Acts as a forum for businesses to collaborate with public sector agencies to improve the development process.
Voice of Business Committee (by appointment) - Committee members are present at every Springfield City Council meeting, monitoring the discussion and holding our public officials accountable on issues impacting Springfield's business climate.