Eric Nelson

Former Managing Editor, Digital Content

Eric Nelson is the former managing editor of digital content at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Previously, he was the editor of the technology and transportation teams at POLITICO, and, before that, a Metro editor at The Dallas Morning News. In booming North Texas, his team focused on issues of sprawl and growth.

Eric started his journalism career at The Wichita Eagle as a copy editor and then a business editor. He graduated from the University of Kansas, where he was editor of The University Daily Kansan. And, yes, pay heed: He and his wife, Colleen, are two of the biggest Jayhawk fans you will ever meet. They enjoy running marathons and spending time with their dogs, Rock (Chalk) and Larry (short for Lawrence, Kansas).

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Monumental Issues: Talking Abusive Lawsuits with Lisa Rickard

With summer in the homestretch, we decided to head out to one president’s seasonal escape from the White House – President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C.

Lisa Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, notes that Lincoln “was a trial lawyer who counseled against stirring up litigation.”

Celebrate, America and Canada, Your National Holidays and the Spirit of Trade

The countries share much more than just the world’s longest and most productive border.

SearchPros Solutions Is Named 2016 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year

The Citrus Heights, CA, business was announced as the winner among seven standout regional finalists during America’s Small Business Summit.

Catching Up with Triangle Rock Club, the 2015 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year

Another America’s Small Business Summit is set to kick off with seven small businesses vying for top honors.

Monumental Issues: Talking Trade with Christopher Wenk and Stefanie Holland

Selling more goods around the world creates American jobs, helps small businesses, and keeps the U.S. ahead of its global competitors.

Chamber’s Donohue Points to Three Pillars of Transatlantic Economic Prosperity

The relationship rests on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), digital data flows and cooperation, and energy.

Monumental Issues: Dan Byers, Heath Knakmuhs Talk Electricity Supply

The next stop in our “Monumental Issues” tour of Washington, D.C., is the Lincoln Memorial, where the public may visit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Another thing we rely on 24/7: our electricity supply.

In this episode, Dan Byers and Heath Knakmuhs, both with the Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, start off by discussing America’s diverse sources of energy.

But, as Heath notes, “Our nation is most reliant on two sources — coal and natural gas, which make up two-thirds of our electricity supply.”

DREAM BIG: 7 Finalists Vying for Small Business of the Year

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized its seven regional finalists for its annual DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award.

Monumental Issues: Talking Tax Reform with Caroline Harris

It is imperative to focus on the future of our country and discuss the issues that impact our economy and the business community.

Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform Releases Lawsuit Lay of the Land – and its Impact on Business

The environment in states impacts decisions on where to locate, expand.

SEC’s New Pay-Ratio Rule in LeBron Terms: Hoops and Some Harm

Some rules are just rules -- for the sake of rules. The problem is when those rules are ineffective and harmful. Need proof? See LeBron James and his old team, the Miami Heat. Allow us to explain.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Visits U.S. Chamber

Her meetings in Washington, D.C., "mark an important opportunity" to advance the bilateral relationship between the two countries, Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue said.

Chamber Quarterly Special Edition: Tapping the Potential of a Business Dream

Meet our 2015 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year - Northwest Regional Finalist: Payette Brewing Company

Chamber Quarterly Special Edition: Local Business Is Watching Out for the Community

Meet our 2015 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year - Midwest Regional Finalist: Custom Alarm

Chamber's Johnson: Border Security Enhanced with Legal Temporary Worker Programs

As the vocal debate over immigration and securing the border continues on Capitol Hill, it is important to move past the noise and stay focused on solutions.

Chamber's Donohue Targets the Truths Behind the Financial System

Donohue challenged regulators and Congress to put aside political rhetoric and focus on building a transparent and resilient financial regulatory system.