Business Caucus 2016
cau·cus noun \ˈkȯ-kəs\
1) a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on policy; also : a group of people united to promote an agreed-upon cause
2) to meet in or hold a caucus
The Republicans in the House have a caucus; as do the Republicans in the Senate
The Democrats have a caucus in the House and in the Senate
For the past twelve sessions, the business community has had their own caucus. Using text messaging technology, the attendees of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce's Business Day expressed their opinions on issues during the BUSINESS CAUCUS.
The results are given to all 105 legislators and are available to our members.
2016 Business Caucus Summary
CAUTION - These results are the combined opinion of those attending Business Day and occasionally do not match the official positions of the Chamber as established by the Board of Directors.
Please note - Business Caucus provides valuable insights to the thoughts and the businesses represented by those in attendance. It is important to note that this is not a scientific survey, the participants are self-selected. The value in these responses is best viewed as snapshot on a specific day with a large focus group.
May Not Represent Chamber Positions. The Chamber Board of Directors uses many tools to establish positions on issues including surveying members, conversations with associates and notes taken during tours around the state before each legislative session. The results of Business Caucus are only one factor used by the Board in determining the official advocacy of the Chamber. Determining positions on issues is the sole responsibility of the Board.