This book sheds light on the impact of state Chambers of Commerce. It explains how they are governed, how they interact with other groups, and how they influence policy. Other books on state interest groups are only brief treatments of the complete subject. This book provides details and thorough explanations, so that by the end of the book, readers feel that their questions have been answered and that they have gained substantial knowledge of how particular interest groups participate in state politics. Readers will learn which forms of business representation are most important in state capitals and how the efforts of specialized trade groups affect the political fortunes of general business groups. Field research in Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania add more personalized insight into the politics of business. Business lobbyists and students of state politics will benefit from this concentrated yet thorough study.