Public Policy & Advocacy

Advocacy Action Center
Chamber members can help advance our policy priorities through interactive engagement with our Advocacy Action Center website. Members receive the Chamber's public policy e-newsletter and have access to the latest political news stories. They are able to track the Chamber's legislative priorities and contact their elected officials on key bills and policy issues. Members are also able use the website to sign up for, and follow the activities of, the Missouri and Illinois Public Affairs Networks and the Issue Committees. Click on the graphic below to visit the Advocacy Action Center.

St. Louis Chamber Advocacy

Missouri and Illinois Public Affairs Networks
Meeting throughout the year, Network members gain information and insights from influential business, civic and policy leaders on issues at the forefront of legislative debate. Network members also serve as "ground troops" for the Chamber's advocacy efforts and by participating in direct advocacy and special Public Policy events. Chamber members can sign up for the Networks here.

Issue Committees
The St. Louis Regional Chamber's Issue Committees tackle challenging and emerging policy issues facing our bi-state metropolitan region. Members share their expertise and experience to help shape and advance the Chamber's policy positions. Participation on the Issue Committees is open to all St. Louis Regional Chamber members. Sign up here.

Education Attainment and Talent Development: This committee discusses policies that can increase educational attainment and improve workforce readiness for students and workers that are entering or re-entering the workforce. The Committee also considers programs and innovations that can improve educational quality to meet the region's employment needs both now and in the future.

Economic Growth and Fiscal Policy: This committee discusses business climate and economic inclusion policies and opportunities for the creation, recruitment and expansion of business in our region, including tax policies that enhance our region's global competitiveness, facilitate investment and drive job creation. The Committee also considers policies that support increased collaboration and coordination among local government entities to enhance fiscal stability, streamline delivery of services and promote net new economic growth for the region.

Transportation and Infrastructure: This committee discusses the policies and strategic investments that are necessary to modernize and strengthen our regional infrastructure systems, leverage our location, enhance our multi-modal capabilities, and facilitate the movement of goods and people within the region and around the world. The Committee also considers matters affecting the development of the region's airports, highways, transit, ports, railways, and utility and communication networks.

Energy and Environment: This committee discusses policies that increase energy independence and regulations that properly balance economic growth and environmental protection, as well as policies that can foster the region's growing "green economy" and encourage broader adoption of sustainable business practices.