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Government Relations

The greatest expense for most businesses, after compensating employees and covering their benefits, is the cost associated with taxes and government regulations.  The Chamber's number one government affairs goal is to successfully advance the business interests of the state's largest metro area.

Providing a business friendly environment so your company is positioned to grow is critical and during the legislative session, the Chamber aggressively pursues legislative priorities that benefit our members.  The Chamber provides you candidate and issue education, and numerous opportunities for you to interact with elected officials.

The political connections of the business community foster strong economic growth and cultural growth.  Every business owner needs to be proactive and tell elected officials what is important to his or her business.  The Chamber provides the best opportunity to make the connection.  

Click here to see the most recent Legislative Overview brochure, which outlines the Chamber's government relations goals and roles.

Government Relations Investors

Bombardier Learjet
Cox Communications
Emprise Bank
Koch Industries, Inc.
Meritrust Credit Union
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Textron Aviation
The Arnold Group

If your company is interested in becoming an investor in our Government Relations program, please contact Jaime Dupy at jdupy@wichitachamber.org or 268-1114.

Having a champion for Wichita business at the city, state, and federal levels is one of the most important and valuable aspects of the Chamber.
David White, Howard + Helmer Architecture
Section Highlights:
  •  The Chamber promotes a business friendly environment for our members.
  • See the 2015 State Legislative Scorecard on the Bill Tracking page.


Barby Jobe
VP - Government Relations
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. AetnaAirbus North America Engineering, Inc. Armstrong Chamberlin AT&T Berry Companies, Inc. BKD, LLPBuilding Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas Butler Community College Capital Enterprises, Inc. Carlos O'Kelly'sCNH Industries Clear Channel Media + EntertainmentConco ConstructionCornejo & Sons Cox Machine, Inc. Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc. Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc. Dillon Food Stores Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company Inc.Eby Construction Co. Envision, Inc. Friends University GLMV Architecture, Inc. Golden Plains Credit UnionHouse of SchwanHigh Touch Technologies Hyatt Regency Wichita IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers IMA, Inc. Johnson ControlsKAKE-TV Kansas Health Foundation KSNW-Channel 3 Law Company Inc. LDF CompaniesLegacy BankL K ArchitectureLubrication Engineers, Inc. Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P. Metro Courier, Inc. MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. Murfin Drilling Company Inc. Newman University Occidental Management, Inc. Pioneer Balloon Company Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441 Poet Ethanol Products Range Oil Company, Inc. Ritchie Exploration, Inc. Rusty Eck Ford Security 1st Title LLC Slawson Real Estate Company Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas TECT Aerospace UCI United Way of the Plains Value PlaceVisit WichitaWichita Area Assn. of Realtors Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Wichita Business Journal Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Wichita State UniversityWorkforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.Yingling Aviation