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Press ReleaseMay 24, 2017 - 8:00am

America’s Small Businesses Eyeing Expansion, Despite Concerns about the National Economy

The inaugural MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index), released today, found that nearly two-thirds of small business owners are expecting revenue growth and looking to hire despite harboring concerns about the health of the national economy. Based on telephone interviews with 1,000 small business owners and operators, the survey found that nearly a third plan to hire more employees and 60 percent expect revenue to increase in the year ahead. Comparatively, only 6 percent plan to reduce their staff size and 9 percent are forecasting a decrease in revenue.

Press ReleaseMay 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Brings Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign to Columbia

COLUMBIA — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the University of South Carolina’s SC Cyber, today hosted a cybersecurity summit aimed at helping small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cybersecurity programs.

Press ReleaseMay 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Congressional Resolution in Support of APEC

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce commended Congressional leaders for the introduction of S. Con. Res. 16 and H. Con. Res. 54, calling for U.S. support of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Press ReleaseMay 19, 2017 - 3:00am

U.S., Vietnam Business Communities Explore Options for Expanded Trade Ties

Hanoi, Vietnam — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi (AmCham), in cooperation with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), today hosted a conference on the future of the Vietnam-U.S. commercial relationship. The conference, titled, “The United States and Vietnam in 2017 and Beyond”, brought together government and industry leaders from both countries to discuss ways to promote expanded trade and investment. The conference featured a keynote address by His Excellency President Tran Dai Quang.

Press ReleaseMay 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes the FCC’s ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’ Rulemaking

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Environment, Technology, & Regulatory Affairs William Kovacs issued the following statement today following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to formally begin the “Restoring Internet Freedom” rulemaking:

Press ReleaseMay 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Hosts Fifth Annual Global Supply Chain Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today hosted the Fifth Annual Global Supply Chain Summit, Building Tomorrow's Networks Today, which brought together industry leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss issues influencing supply chains now and into the future. The summit, which took place during National Infrastructure Week, showcased the importance of technology and innovation to supporting supply chain efficiency, improving access to global markets for small and medium-size businesses, and driving economic competitiveness for all U.S. businesses.

Press ReleaseMay 15, 2017 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Survey Shows Voter Support for Federal Investment in Infrastructure

Voters Say Federal Investment Would Create Jobs, Help American Businesses

Press ReleaseMay 11, 2017 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Survey Shows Support for Trade among Registered Voters

According to a new U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey conducted by Morning Consult, a majority of voters say trade with other countries will strengthen the U.S. economy. The results of the survey underscore public support for international trade among registered voters.

Press ReleaseMay 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Welcomes Cybersecurity Executive Order

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity:

Press ReleaseMay 08, 2017 - 5:00am

U.S. Chamber Launches Business Israel with Inaugural Mission

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with its Israel affiliate the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Israel), today launched Business Israel, a multi-year program to bring executives from leading business organizations across the U.S. to Israel. The program launched with an inaugural mission led by Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs for the U.S. Chamber. The delegation included seventeen CEOs and presidents from state and major metropolitan chambers of commerce from across the U.S.