Center for Capital Market Competitiveness

The Center's mission is simple: foster investment and growth in the U.S. economy and ensure the long-term viability and health of our capital markets.

Over the last 50 years, the U.S. capital markets have been the most attractive and best performing in the world, and this has provided the United States with tremendous economic advantages.

Unfortunately, more than three years after the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, companies and markets face an environment with changing rules, shifting advice, new layers of cost, and duplicative compliance and bureaucracy. 

Recent Activity

LetterDec 18, 2017 - 11:00am

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 4015, the "Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to members of the House in support of H.R. 4015, the "Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act."

ArticleDec 12, 2017 - 3:30pm
U.S. Capitol dome seen through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

Capital Gains Tax Increase? Let’s Leave FIFO Behind.

This would make it harder for Americans saving for their future, funding their retirement, or helping with their children’s education.

Above the FoldDec 05, 2017 - 9:15am
Financing Mainstreet Agenda

Main Street Businesses Need Financial Regulatory Reform

The number of small business loans has decreased by roughly 43% since the last recession.

LetterDec 05, 2017 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act"

This letter in support of S. 2155, the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," was sent to members of the Senate Banking Committee.

Above the FoldNov 29, 2017 - 9:00am
Retirement plan

Fiduciary Fallout: Getting Beyond the Numbers

We want people to save for their financial futures, not limit their choices.

LetterNov 15, 2017 - 9:00am

State and Local Chambers of Commerce Urge Reform to Empower Main Street, Unlock Economic Growth

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:    We, the undersigned chambers of commerce that represent thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs in communities across the country, urge you to develop and pass commonsense financial reform that removes obstacles to funding Main Street businesses and unlocks economic growth.     

Press ReleaseNov 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Offers Recommendations for Revitalizing Main Street Lending

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) today released a series of recommendations for revitalizing Main Street lending in order to enable small businesses to create jobs, raise incomes, and generate economic growth.

ReportNov 13, 2017 - 9:45am

Financing Main Street Agenda

Many of the reforms implemented in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis were narrowly focused on financial stability and did not consider the impact on economic growth. The unintended consequences of these initiatives have made it difficult for Main Street businesses to access the financing they need to get started, sustain operations, manage cash, make payroll, and create well-paying jobs. This publication includes recommendations to restore Main Street lending.

EventNov 13, 2017 - 3:00am to 5:00pm
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Unlocking Economic Growth: Steps to Restore Main Street Lending

On Monday, November 13, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) will host an event to discuss the state of small business lending, and address proposals to restore this key engine of U.S. economic growth. At the event, CCMC will discuss a new agenda with a list of recommendations to restore Main Street financing. Senator Mike Rounds as well as Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer will discuss the “Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act 2017” and financial regulatory reform efforts.

Above the FoldNov 08, 2017 - 9:00am
"Retirement account" spelled out in Scrabble tiles.

Fiduciary Fallout: Increasing the Cost of Retirement

6 million investment accounts face higher costs because of the Labor Department's regulation.