State and Local Initiative

Through partnerships with state and local Chambers, the U.S. Chamber is uniquely positioned to support our business members and our federation of chambers in state-level policy work. 

As the lines between state policy and federal policy become increasingly blurred, policy proposals often move from the federal level to the state and local level, and vice versa. 

Policies under consideration in one state are often soon under consideration in multiple states, often with the exact same language. 

Through partnerships with state and local Chambers, the U.S. Chamber is uniquely positioned to support our business members and our federation of chambers in state-level policy work. 


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Recent Activity

Above the FoldJun 16, 2021 - 12:15pm

Treasury's ARPA Tax Mandate Limits State Recovery Efforts

U.S. Chamber State & Local Policy Initiative launches map to track American Rescue Plan funds and track litigation stop the ARPA tax mandate

Press ReleaseMar 29, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Announces State and Local Policy Initiative to Promote Effective State Policies

“From data privacy to worker classification to discriminatory taxes to energy regulation, increasingly, policy issues of significant importance to the business community are migrating from statehouse to state house and from the federal government to state governments and vice-versa," said Tom Wickham, Senior Vice President for State and Local Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Many of these policies have outsized impact on the national economy and even local governments are considering policies that have implications well beyond their borders. This new initiative will improve strategic coordination, collaboration, and information sharing to help advance pro-business policy and stop policy that undermines the free enterprise system and job creation, irrespective of where those policies are under consideration.