The Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee is responsible for working with the president, members, local, regional and state chamber organizations and decision-makers to identify key public policy issues and develop policy positions to address these issues.




  Unshackle Upstate is a bi-partisan coalition of over 80 business and trade organizations representing upwards of 70,000 companies and employing more than 1.5 million people.

We hail from across Upstate New York with one goal: To achieve reforms in Albany that make Upstate New York a stronger place to do business.



Survey Results:

What is your stance on the proposed NYS minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $8.75?
26% I support the proposed increase.    
71%: I oppose the proposed increase.
3%: no opinion
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Press Release on Chamber's Stance on Minimum Wage

Modest success with minimum wage legislation. Read more here….


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