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.

With America’s 28 million small businesses representing more than 99% of all employers, accounting for nearly half of all private sector workers, and generating 61% of net new jobs*, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is firmly committed to advancing a strong small business agenda.

The Small Business Council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business.  In addition to formulating small business policy, the council assists in creating strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives.  The group is able to bring to the Chamber’s Board of Directors attention issues they regard as important or comment on the small business impact of policy being formulated 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. 

For more information on the Small Business Council, please contact Megan Trzcinski at MTrzcinski@USChamber.com or (202) 463-5761.

*Source: Small Business Administration (August 2017)

Recent Activity

Above the FoldApr 17, 2018 - 5:30pm
Piggy bank surrounded by shredded pieces of the U.S. tax code.

Here’s How Tax Reform is Working for American Workers, Businesses, and Families

Whether it’s through increased business investment, more jobs, or more pay, we're seeing tax reform’s benefits all across the country.

Above the FoldApr 12, 2018 - 2:45pm
U.S. Chamber tax benefits map

Tax Cuts Work

Thanks to the recently-enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, job creators are sending less of their hard-earned money to Washington.

Above the FoldMar 27, 2018 - 9:15am
The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh in the Brooklyn.

Four Myths about the Senate’s Banking Bill and Why They’re Wrong

The bill is the first significant revision Dodd-Frank and is product of years of bipartisan negotiations.

CommentMar 13, 2018 - 11:15am

Letter on H.R. 4668, the "Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act and H.R. 3170, the "Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act

This letter was sent to Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velazquez of the House Small Business Committee on March 13, 2018.

LetterMar 12, 2018 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - H.R. 910, the "Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017" and H.R. 1312, the "Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act"

This letter was sent to all members of the House in support of H.R. 910, the "Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017" and H.R. 1312, the "Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act."

Above the FoldMar 05, 2018 - 4:15pm
Travelers wait at a ride service pick up area at Los Angeles International Airport.

How Can We Build a Workforce for Our New Economy?

Seven in ten people are concerned Americans will not have the skills necessary to find and keep employment due to automation and innovation.

Above the FoldFeb 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Metlife and U.S. Chamber Small Business Index: 2018 Q1.

Small Businesses Love Tax Reform and are Bullish on the Economy

The Q1 Metlife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index moved up more than three points to 66.3.

Press ReleaseFeb 28, 2018 - 8:00am

Small Business Owners Optimistic on the Benefits of Tax Reform for their Company and the National Economy

Quarterly Index has Highest Increase since Launch – Driven by Strongest National Economic Outlook on Record.

Above the FoldFeb 27, 2018 - 9:00am

The Number of Small Business Loans is Down 41% Since 2008. Here’s How Congress Can Help.

Bank regulation has curtailed the ability of community and regional banks to serve small businesses.

Above the FoldFeb 05, 2018 - 3:30pm
The Tax Plan is Boosting Small Business

Thanks to Tax Reform, These Small Businesses are Hiring, Investing, Growing

One month after the most significant federal tax overhaul in more than 30 years, small business is feeling the love. And investing it back.