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No advocacy group is more effective than the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
In separate, independent surveys of lawmakers, executive branch officials, lobbyists and association executives, the MIRS and Inside Michigan Politics newsletters consistently have ranked the Michigan Chamber as the most influential organization in the State Capitol. These Lansing insiders know the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is on the job every day, standing up for job providers and their employees.
The Michigan Chamber has ranked as the top single-issue lobbying organization in every Inside Michigan Politics survey conducted to date (in 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1993 and 1987), outworking every other trade association, union and special interest group with a presence in Lansing. In the last three IMP surveys, the Chamber has even outperformed large, multi-client firms to be named the No. 1 overall lobbying organization.
The MIRS/EPIC-MRA State Capitol Survey has echoed those findings. MIRS ranked the Michigan Chamber as the top single-issue or association lobbying organization in each of its five polls of Lansing insiders (in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007 and 2004).
The Chamber’s expert staff is also routinely recognized by such surveys. In 2010, Chamber President & CEO Richard K. Studley and then General Counsel Robert S. LaBrant were named among the Top 100 Influencers in Michigan by the national Campaigns & Elections magazine.