Eight chambers of commerce in Southeastern Massachusetts have joined forces in a unique coalition designed to promote regional interests and business-friendly legislation. The Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Alliance of Chambers (SEMLAC) includes the following chambers: Bristol County, Cape Cod Canal Region, Cranberry Country, Sandwich, SouthCoast, Taunton Area, Tri-Town and United Regional.

This effort constitutes an expansion of an initiative spearheaded by the Bristol County Chamber, the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber and the SouthCoast Chamber last year. SEMLAC was formed to provide a more significant voice for the region on Beacon Hill and with our Congressional delegation.

Marie Oliva from Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber said: “This alliance is an important step in advancing issues in Massachusetts. SEMLAC presents the opportunity to speak with one voice, representing thousands of businesses throughout the region. Eight chambers separately lack the clout at times to make a difference. Together, we are both strong and can make a difference for our members by speaking for thousands of businesses, not hundreds.”

SEMLAC has begun discussions regarding the many ballot propositions to be addressed in November 2018 and intends to issue statements regarding those propositions when ready.

The Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Alliance of Chambers [SEMLAC] is comprised of the following chambers of commerce: Bristol County, Cape Cod Canal Region, Cranberry Country, Sandwich, SouthCoast, Taunton Area, Tri-Town and United Regional. SEMLAC represents the business interests of the communities each chamber serves and addresses policy issues of importance to the region as a whole.