The Kansas Chamber
is moving Kansas towards becoming the best state in America in
which to do business.
The member-driven Chamber’s strength comes from its base of more
than 10,000 Kansas employers. These include small, medium and
large businesses ranging from one-person firms to large
companies with thousands of employees.
Companies all across Kansas are fighting higher costs of doing
business, including out of control health care costs. The
Chamber listens to these Kansas employers and takes their
concerns directly to the government decision-makers at the
Statehouse in Topeka.
The Chamber works hard to manage health care costs, halt lawsuit
abuse, reduce taxes on business, lower unemployment compensation
expenses, reduce workers compensation costs, all the while it
leverages education and transportation investments to grow more
The Kansas Chamber is growing the Business Caucus – a group of
pro-business legislators in the Capitol. With growing support in
both the House and the Senate, the Business Caucus is uniquely
positioned to move Kansas on fast forward on the following
Health care costs are the number one concern to business owners
in Kansas. The Kansas Chamber and its members propose
market-based solutions that will put more tools in the hands of
employers to help manage the fastest rising cost of doing
business in Kansas.
Escalating frivolous lawsuits are taking their toll on Kansas
employers and having a chilling effect on economic growth.
National studies show the staggering price tag of tort liability
costs and the disproportionate effect they have on small
business. Lawsuits are a major contributor to rising health care
Taxes on business are too high in Kansas. In fact, Kansas ranks
near the bottom third of the nation in providing a competitive
tax climate for employers.
Workers Comp costs are increasing due to growing personal injury
attorney involvement. Nationally, Kansas has among the highest
rate of personal injury attorney involvement and among the most
generous contingency fee rate structures. This drives up costs
to business, reduces the amount of money that goes to the
injured worker and has an impact on job creation.
We’re working on all of these issues and more. With the support
and backing of more than 10,000 Kansas employers, The Kansas
Chamber listens to business and then takes the business message
directly everyone who needs to hear it in Topeka.