Economic Growth

Recent Activity

Above the FoldAug 27, 2018 - 9:00am
GEI analysis

Tax Reform Tied to Lower Electricity Costs

The positive effects of tax reform ripple through the economy, benefiting both businesses and consumers in a number of ways.

Above the FoldAug 03, 2018 - 9:00am
Federal Reserve building stands in Washington, D.C.

The President's Pro-Growth Agenda Helps the Fed

Jobs grew by 157,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%.

Above the FoldJul 06, 2018 - 9:00am
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaking before the Senate Banking Committee.

The Fed’s Brief Return Engagement to Center Stage

213,000 jobs were created in June, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.0%.

Above the FoldJun 19, 2018 - 3:30pm
Labor Day 2017

Middle Market Companies Continue Their Positive Economic Outlook

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index remains robust in the second quarter of 2018.

Above the FoldMay 04, 2018 - 11:30am
A "Now Hiring" brochure for home health aides is displayed at a career fair in New York, NY.

The U.S. Economy Hits the Sweet Spot

People are positive about the economy, so we need to do everything we can to maintain it.

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 26, 2018 - 9:00am
Business optimism at a high

As Election Looms, Business Optimism Soars

Pro-business members of Congress have an extraordinary story to tell as they turn their attention to the 2018 midterm elections.

Above the FoldMar 23, 2018 - 9:00am
Shipping containers stacked on a ship as it is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles.

On Tariffs, Don’t Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

The U.S. economy faces one real policy threat in 2018, and that’s a trade war.

Above the FoldMar 15, 2018 - 1:30pm
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

Of Crumbs and Fancy Cake: Nancy Pelosi’s Take on Tax Reform

A big benefit is just on the horizon in the form of a stronger economy, with jobs more plentiful and wages rising.

Above the FoldFeb 05, 2018 - 12:15pm
A job seeker outside a career fair in Jeffersonville, IN.

Are We at Full Employment Yet?

According to the latest data about 6.7 million workers don’t have a job, suggesting we’ve a long way to go.