For many business owners, taking on political issues alone can be daunting and time-consuming. By bringing together organizations, topics can be addressed with a unified voice to improve the economic prosperity of the community. The Chamber serves as the principal advocate for the area business community at local, state and federal levels. The Chamber’s Public Policy Committee looks at issues that are relevant to Chamber Members, positioning the region for thoughtful, pro-business legislative policies.
Preserving a healthy economy through advocacy benefits all the residents in our community. Creating an environment for all business sectors to thrive elevates the quality of life and opportunities for business owners and their employees.
Weekly Legislative Report
A weekly email to our membership that includes a synopsis of Missouri state legislative activity affecting our local businesses and industries.
Government Liaison for Local Business
We can connect chamber members with our state and federal legislators or state agency directors when issues arise.
A monthly breakfast forum, from February to May, with our Missouri State representatives and state senator which provides chamber members with an opportunity to discuss current topics and legislation.
February 14 – Carthage
March 13 (tentative) – Webb City
April 17 – Joplin
May 19 – Neosho
Businesses for a Better Joplin PAC
Upon JACC board approval, the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee (PAC) can be activated when a local or state ballot issue affects the business community and there is a strong consensus to take action.
NOTE: The Chamber does not support or endorse candidates for any office. We encourage all Members to be informed voters and look at all the issues and candidates in every special, primary and regular election.