Advocating for a Stronger Region

Government, in some shape and form, impacts your business. For the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) government relations team, our main focus is to represent Lansing businesses at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure the voice of business is heard and considered during important policy discussions and decisions. Together, our more than 1,000 members strengthens our voice as we work with policymakers and elected officials to lead and execute a policy agenda that focuses on the priorities of our members to create an environment in which all businesses can thrive. 

Our 2019 priorities concentrate on five pillars, including: talent and workforce development, regional infrastructure, economic development, regulatory environment and local municipal financial health. In the first half of the year, we’ve made significant gains in key areas that are important to our members and the Lansing business community. Some of the notable efforts the chamber has made are highlighted in our advocacy scorecard to the left.

As we enter the second half of 2019, the chamber is devoted to continuing to represent Lansing businesses and working on the issues that matter most to our region’s business community. If you have specific issues that you want our staff to review and act on, please contact Steve Japinga, vice president of government relations at or Amanda Fischer, communications, policy and talent manager at

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