To ensure our members have every opportunity for success and are able to compete on a level playing field, we provide leadership in support of pro-business legislation.
- We will offer our members access to our elected officials on a local, state and national level
- We will be Spartanburg's authority on well-considered public policy and influence
- We will ensure the business community is informed and engaged on relevant policy issues
- We will support business-friendly politicians and get "our own" elected to office
- We provide our members with the Legislative Agenda for the upcoming year
Representing 12 chambers, 8,000 member-businesses and more than 300,000 employees across the 10-county Upstate area, the Upstate Chamber Coalition serves as the voice of Upstate business concerns, dedicated to improving the region's business climate by advocating for business-friendly legislation, developing solutions to address business concerns and working with area elected officials.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Serving on the Government Relations Committee is the easiest way to get involved with our advocacy efforts. The Advocacy Committee meets on the 4th Monday of every month at noon in the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce board room. We encourage any Chamber member with an interest in business issues to attend these meetings. The meeting agenda includes updates from our local, state and federal officials; pending legislation that affects business; and plays a key role in helping the Chamber develop its legislative agenda for each legislative session at the S.C. Statehouse.
What is Spartanburg Tomorrow?
Spartanburg Tomorrow is a non-partisan, issues-based political action committee (PAC) launched in 2009 dedicated to giving voice to the concerns of Upstate businesses at the state government level. The PAC can make contributions to local-or state-level elected officials who have supported passage of items on the Spartanburg Chamber's Legislative Agenda. Spartanburg Tomorrow can also advocate policy and position on key business issues. The PAC's board of directors decide how to use PAC funds, with board members appointed by the Chamber's Board of Directors in two-year, staggered terms.
Why should I contribute?
By contributing to Spartanburg Tomorrow, you'll be part of a team collectively supporting the legislators who support the Chamber's Legislative Agenda and influence policy for the benefit of business across the Upstate.