Shaping Policy

As "the Voice of Business in West Virginia," the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce works to represent and advance the interests of employers -- large and small.

’Whether in the halls of the West Virginia Capitol, before governmental agencies or on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the West Virginia Chamber strives to promote policies and laws that foster business investment and growth. We also work to defeat laws and regulations that might hinder business profitability.

Among our major victories in the past few years are ones to to privatize and reform the state’s Workers’ Compensation system, enactment of insurance and legal reform measures, assisted in the passage of a medical malpractice reform solution, provided leadership in the passage of key business tax reductions, defeated onerous anti-employer matters (captive communications, mandatory overtime prohibitions) and helped to elect a more balanced state Supreme Court. The Chamber also has advanced policy matters in the areas of judicial reform, health care reform, fiscal responsibility, transportation, broadband development and small business incentives.

The West Virginia Chamber is continuing its statewide public awareness efforts designed to educate West Virginians about the importance of a good business climate and to reinforce the need for fairness and balance in our judicial system.

From grass-roots response to lobbying to political action, the Chamber is working to make West Virginia a better place to live, work and do business.

The W.Va. Chamber's goals are three-fold:
to promote West Virginia businesses,
to protect our private sector from excessive government mandates, and
to prepare the state for a prosperous future.


"Every day, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce works to make West Virginia a better place to do business by giving private-sector employers a voice in state politics and protecting business interests before regulatory bodies, the Legislature, and the courts."