U.S. Chamber of Commerce member, Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Derek Miller. Photo by Ian Wagreich

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New Data Analysis Makes Case for Trade, Not Aid

The U.S. Chamber crunched the numbers and determined it would cost American taxpayers an estimated $39 billion to extend the same relative level of financial aid the administration has proposed for farmers to support other affected sectors.


SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh
The U.S. Chamber fully supports Judge Kavanaugh's nomination for the United States Supreme Court.
Shipping containers stacked on a ship as it is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles.
The best way to protect American industries from a damaging trade war is to avoid entering into one in the first place.
A worker stacks a straw bale at a recently harvested wheat field in the village of Kirkland in Dekalb, Illinois
“We’d rather have trade. Any aid package, no matter what dollar amount, is a Band-Aid on an arterial bleed.”
From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.
More than $713 million of the state's exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war.
Soybeans are loaded into a truck during harvest in Princeton, IL.
$3.8 billion of the state's exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war.
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Pretty much everything in a brewery that isn’t an ingredient or a stool is made of metal.
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