As a voice for our local business community, the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce evaluates public policies, legislative bills and ballot measures as they arise.
After researching issues, the Chamber may determine an official position to bring important issues and measures to light with members. Rationale for official positions is outlined in an issue brief. These statements also include explanation as to how the position aligns with the Chamber’s mission to advance economic health and quality of life for our region.
We encourage our members to follow the issues, share their voices, lobby their elected officials and, most importantly, vote. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this process, read more about our Issues Management Council.
The Chamber is important to us from an an advocacy standpoint. If I have an issue, on the local, state or even federal level, I know that the Chamber will be there to back me up, answer my questions, and to get involved in the issues that might impact my business.
Issue briefs share clear, objective information on issues to inform Chamber members. These briefs are thoroughly vetted and researched by Chamber staff, the Issues Management Council, the Chamber’s executive committee and others. These documents are updated as the Chamber tracks each issue and typically include a section detailing the Chamber’s official position on the issue