Kansas Chamber – Local chambers of commerce understand the importance of investment in education, infrastructure and a social safety net. They recognize that it is difficult to promote and develop local business interests with bad roads, a poorly educated workforce and impoverished communities. Local chambers and leaders also recognize that local businesses and residents must pick up the slack where the state fails. That’s why the message from local chambers is radically different from the agenda pushed by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. The organization simply doesn’t represent the needs or desires of local businesses across Kansas. Instead, it works to secure benefits for the largest companies in, and out, of the state.