Small Business Council

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business.

For information on the Small Business Council, please contact Jaclyn Neuman at

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business. In addition to focusing on small business policy, the council assists small business members in creating effective grass roots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives. The group is able to bring to the U.S. Chamber Board’s attention small business issues they regard as important or comment on the small business impact of policy being considered by other Chamber standing policy committees.  

The majority of the membership is comprised of small business owners whose size range from the self-employed to larger enterprises. Other members may include CEO’s or small business directors of state and local chambers of commerce, small business advocates of member associations, and small business representatives of organizations dedicated to serving the interests of small businesses. 

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Recent Activity

Press ReleaseFeb 11, 2020 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chase for Business to Host Nationwide Small Business Event Series

Launched by the U.S. Chamber in 2019, CO– is a platform designed to help business owners solve problems, break down barriers, and grow their companies through engaging digital content and events.

Above the FoldJan 21, 2020 - 1:00pm
U.S. pedestrians

Supply and Demand Drives Higher Wages for Lower Paid Workers

The labor market is tight, which means there are fewer workers to fill open positions and, as a result, wages are rising.

Above the FoldJan 16, 2020 - 6:15pm

USMCA Crosses Finish Line After Three-Year Marathon

USMCA has been three years in the making, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was involved at every step.

Above the FoldJan 14, 2020 - 12:00pm
SOAB 2020 Panel

Business Panel Tackles Workforce Skills Gap, Tariffs, and Immigration

U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark sits down with American business owners to discuss the workforce skills gap, immigration, and tariffs.

Above the FoldJan 13, 2020 - 9:00am
U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue speaking at the 2020 State of American Business.

State of American Business: Uncertain but Hopeful

The U.S. Chamber will continue to guide our country through an important year and into a pivotal decade.

Letters to CongressJan 07, 2020 - 9:30am

Coalition Letter on the Nomination of Jovita Carranza to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration

This Coalition letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting the nomination of Jovita Carranza to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Press ReleaseDec 19, 2019 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on House Passage of USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed USMCA on a bipartisan basis:

Letters to CongressDec 17, 2019 - 1:30am

Coalition Letter on the USMCA

This Coalition letter was sent to the U.S. Congress supporting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Above the FoldDec 09, 2019 - 9:00am
Smiling girl with woman are preparing for a Christmas and choosing a gifts for a their family.

Celebrate the Holidays by Shopping Small

Don’t forget about the numerous small businesses that support your local economy and employ your friends and neighbors.

Letters to CongressDec 05, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4805, the Access Business Credit Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Representatives Andy Kim, Kendra Horn, and Tim Burchett, supporting H.R. 4805, the "Access Business Credit Act of 2019."