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Key Public Policy Areas

The Chamber is excited to be working collaboratively with the Aberdeen Development Corporation to bring Aberdeen’s voice to Pierre this legislative session! Both of our organizations are committed to business advocacy and quality growth for Aberdeen and the region. By devoting additional time and resources to establish a stronger presence within political and government processes this legislative session and year-round, we believe that we will be able to advance sound public policy and promote a stable environment for our business community to flourish.

We invite our Chamber members to join us every Thursday for a legislative briefing with Lobbyist Julie Johnson from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. You can participate via Zoom and get the link by calling the Chamber at (605) 22592860 or emailing



Support education as a vital component of a strong local economy. Collaborative partnerships among educational institutions, businesses, and other employers are necessary to prepare all students to compete in a global economy.


Support and advocate for policy that encourages thriving employment opportunities within our community and aids in recruiting and retaining a solid workforce to fill employment needs in the greater Aberdeen Area.


Support secure, reliable, and affordable energy development and distribution. We support a regulatory environment that promotes the production and development of sustainable, cost-effective energy.


Support responsible, efficient, and effective government and public institutions that operate transparent, accountable, and fiscally responsible.

Health Care

Support policies that enable employers to hire and retain a healthy and productive workforce. A robust local economy requires quality and affordable health care for employees and their families.

Regulation and Taxation

Support a regulatory and tax environment that attracts business development and growth. A business-friendly environment is vital to growing commerce throughout the state, and we recognize the need to generate revenue to support essential government needs. We support a responsible tax policy that generates funds necessary to support essential government services.


Support efforts that encourage population growth through opportunities for all. Encouraging collaboration and involvement of various entities, cultivating a welcoming community.

We’re Changing The Game.