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EventOct 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
USAfBC Private Sector AGOA Forum

Private Sector AGOA Forum- Leveraging New Pathways in Trade: Enabling Digital Economy

The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Africa Business Center's private sector AGOA Forum on the digital economy, an official virtual private sector event to complement the Virtual AGOA Trade Ministerial hosted by USTR on October 20-21.

ReportOct 19, 2021 - 8:45am

Middle Market Business Index Special Report ESG

Familiarity among middle market executives with the use of ESG criteria to evaluate the performance of businesses, organizations and/ or investments rose significantly in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter in 2019, according to the third-quarter RSM US Middle Market Business Index survey, which polled executives from July 8 through July 26 on ESG- and climate change-related questions. In the last part of 2019, 39% of executives were very familiar or somewhat familiar with using ESG criteria to evaluate performance, and in Q3 2021, that figure was 69%. The 30-percentage-point increase over that time is “just a dramatic change and indicative of how much interest there is today for ESG within the middle market,” says Anthony DeCandido, a partner at RSM US and a lead advisor in the firm’s ESG consulting practice. And the rise of ESG is about more than just awareness—a majority of survey respondents indicated that their organizations are taking action to incorporate these issues into their operations.

Press ReleaseOct 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Member Companies Announce New Efforts to Tackle Supply Chain Crisis Following White House Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Suzanne Clark, President and CEO at U.S. Chamber of Commerce, joined with CEOs of several major companies and other stakeholders to meet with senior administration officials today to address the supply chain bottlenecks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. 

Press ReleaseOct 13, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Launches Second Wave of Television Advocacy Campaign Against Reconciliation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched a significant, six-figure paid advertising campaign in opposition to the multi-trillion reconciliation bill that poses a significant threat to the American economy.

Above the FoldOct 12, 2021 - 1:30pm
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Elevated Levels of Unfilled Job Openings Continue to Threaten Economic Recovery

Job openings continue to be severely elevated above historical norms because job takers are simply not keeping up with openings.

Press ReleaseOct 12, 2021 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber on the ‘Significant Threat’ of Unfilled Jobs to Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark today released the following statement on the news that 10.4 million jobs were unfilled at the end of August, a slight decrease from July’s record high.

Above the FoldOct 01, 2021 - 9:15am
Capitol Building with blue sky from side view, Washington DC

All Reconciliation Tax Hikes Are Harmful – A Sampling of the Worst

Congress is working to significantly raise taxes on businesses, workers and American families to fund the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.

EventSep 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

EnergyInnovates: Blueprint for the Hydrogen Economy

Interest and excitement in hydrogen is at an all-time high. This webinar will explore the challenges, opportunities, and policy dynamics associated with realizing hydrogen’s full potential in our future energy system.

Press ReleaseSep 22, 2021 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Launches Television Advocacy Campaign Against $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched a six-figure paid advertising campaign in opposition to the $3.5 trillion plus reconciliation bill that poses a significant threat to the American economy.

Above the FoldSep 13, 2021 - 9:15am
Small business owner applying an -OPEN- sign to the entrace door with the safety measures to respect during Covid-19 pandemic.

New Poll Shows Small Businesses Turning More Cautious

The Q3 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (SBI) finds that small business owners are increasingly cautious.