State and Federal Advocacy
The Chamber is the voice of Springfield businesses in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C. By building effective, working relationships with members of the legislature, the Chamber is able to give our members regular access to lawmakers to discuss issues impacting their businesses.
The Chamber's legislative agendas serve as a guidebook as we weigh in on issues and advocate on behalf of our members throughout the legislative session. Both the state and federal agendas are crafted through a member-driven process and approved by the Chamber's board of directors.
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Committees and Partnerships
Governmental Relations Committee - This committee holds frequent meetings to hear from lawmakers, to inform Chamber members of complex legislative issues and to review and submit recommendations to the Chamber Board regarding the Chamber’s state and federal legislative priorities.
Legislative Policy Committee - This committee is made up of volunteer members of the business community committed to helping the Chamber's Board of Directors establish policy positions on state and federal issues.
Missouri Major Metro Coalition - A partnership between the four largest chambers in the state of Missouri - the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry - this coalition provides the business community a more powerful and unified voice in Jefferson City.
Springfield/Branson Regional Salute to Legislators Coalition - Provides an opportunity for business, community and education leaders in the Springfield/Branson region to interact with state officials and present a unified message on community-wide issues of mutual legislative interest.
Springfield Metro Partnership - Comprised of Springfield entities that have come together to convey a unified legislative position in the areas of education, the environment, libraries and the arts, tourism, transportation and economic development. The Springfield Metro Partnership hosts legislative events during the session in Jefferson City and in Springfield throughout the year.