Economic Growth

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Above the FoldJul 29, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Supply Chain Issues, Worker Shortages Impacted Economic Growth in Q2

The BEA released the GDP numbers for the Q2 showing the economy grew only 6.5% from April to June – here's why we are missing the mark.

Above the FoldJul 13, 2021 - 11:00am
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We Should Take the Threat of Higher Inflation Seriously – Here are 5 Ways to Do So

A Chamber economist presents five ways Congress and the Biden administration can get in front of inflation before it is too late.

Above the FoldJul 07, 2021 - 3:45pm
Man places "now hiring" sign in storefront window of his shop.

Number of Unfilled Jobs Stays Elevated During Worker Shortage Crisis

The biggest issue facing the economy this summer is a shortage of workers going back to open jobs.

Above the FoldJul 01, 2021 - 10:00am
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk | Photo via Flickr / Beth Mahoney

“We’re in Survival Mode:” On the Delaware Shore, Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat Amid Worker Shortage

In seaside Rehoboth, it's a devastating and all-too-common narrative for tourism-dependent employers amid a national workforce crisis.

Above the FoldJun 16, 2021 - 12:15pm

Treasury's ARPA Tax Mandate Limits State Recovery Efforts

U.S. Chamber State & Local Policy Initiative launches map to track American Rescue Plan funds and track litigation stop the ARPA tax mandate

Above the FoldJun 14, 2021 - 3:45pm
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New Poll Shows Small Businesses Hopeful as Pandemic Recovery Accelerates

The Q2 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index finds that small business owners are more optimistic.

Above the FoldJun 04, 2021 - 10:15am
Suzanne Clark and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the Workforce: A Call to Action summit.

Business and Government Leaders Call For Urgent Action on Workforce Crisis

America is on the verge of what could be a great economic resurgence, but job creators are currently held back by a serious worker shortage.

Above the FoldMay 26, 2021 - 8:45am
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Raising the Corporate Tax Rate Will Damage Economic Recovery and Threaten Competitiveness

Raising our corporate tax rate, combined with the average state rate, would put our tax rate above the OECD average.

Above the FoldMay 17, 2021 - 11:00am
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How Banks Are Helping Main Street Recover and Thrive

Every American dream is different, every American dream is unique. But whatever that dream is, there’s a good chance it was made possible by a loan from one of America’s financial institutions. These American dreams come in every shape and size, and so do the banks which support them.

Above the FoldMay 13, 2021 - 9:15am
Business owner wearing a facemask while bookkeeping at a restaurant using a laptop during the COVID-19 pandemic

Raising the Capital Gains Tax: Who Does it Really Hurt?

The Biden Administration's proposed tax increases ignore the millions of Americans who will pay the price of the proposed tax increases.