Chamber opposes Grand Rapids Public Library’s 20-year tax

October 13, 2017
Libraries play a vital role in our communities, but we need to fix structural issues before we embark on two decades of increased taxes. Read More

City and county hirings critical to business growth

September 29, 2017
The revitalization and growth our region is experiencing are unmatched. Read More

M-STEP results not a reason to switch

September 9, 2016
Talent is a top priority for the business community, and during the past few years, Michigan has made great strides in establishing the components of a strong educational system that will allow our students to succeed. Read More

Lawmakers need to come together to fix roads

July 24, 2015
We have been spinning our wheels on road funding in Michigan for years. Read More

Trade Promotion Authority promotes job creation

March 6, 2015
As U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue highlighted in his recent speech to the Grand Rapids Economic Club, Congress faces an important choice as it considers renewing the Trade Promotion Authority. Read More

Bipartisan legislation saves millions by investing in families

August 20, 2012

It is always refreshing to see our elected leaders put politics aside and work across the aisle to pass laws that are common-sense solutions to some of our most vexing issues. On Aug. 1, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Public Act 291 into law. This act, which sets strong standards for Michigan home visitation programs, is a win for the families participating in the programs, the state agencies that oversee them, the business community and all taxpayers.

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Living on borrowed time solving Americas debt crisis

March 26, 2012

It’s no secret that Washington has a spending problem that has created a debt crisis. Our federal debt stands at $15.5 trillion and our future liabilities total more than $118 trillion for federal government programs such as Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. For the debt alone, this equates to roughly a $136,250 price tag for every taxpayer in the country, and this year Americans paid $252 billion in interest on borrowing.

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Why the bridge matters to West Michigan business

August 20, 2011

Look around. Just about everything in your office or workplace was once on a truck.

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