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ReportDec 12, 2017 - 11:15am
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The Global Rule of Law and Business Dashboard 2017

The Rule of Law Dashboard provides users with an easy-to-understand yet statistically credible meta-measure of the rule of law environment as it relates to business.

ReportDec 11, 2017 - 3:30pm

Sue and Settle: Regulating Behind Closed Doors

"Sue and Settle" refers to when a federal agency agrees to a settlement agreement, in a lawsuit from special interest groups, to create priorities and rules outside of the normal rulemaking process. The agency intentionally relinquishes statutory discretion by committing to timelines and priorities that often realign agency duties. These settlement agreements are negotiated behind closed doors with no participation from the public or affected parties.

ReportDec 11, 2017 - 9:00am

USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index - 2017 Q4

Contractors in the U.S. commercial construction industry report ongoing optimism about the current state and forward-looking health of the sector.

ReportDec 06, 2017 - 12:15am

The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: An Update and Supplement

In November 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce published a Working Paper, The Emerging Role of Worker Centers in Union Organizing: A Strategic Assessment, which examined the complex relationship between worker centers and traditional labor unions, and delineated the extensive funding of the worker center movement by activist foundations during the period 2009-2012. The present essay reviews that analysis in the light of subsequent developments, and, using data from public filings and reports covering the period 2013-2016, brings forward our examination of the mechanisms by which the labor movement and the philanthropic community support this form of organizing.

ReportNov 13, 2017 - 9:45am

Financing Main Street Agenda

Many of the reforms implemented in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis were narrowly focused on financial stability and did not consider the impact on economic growth. The unintended consequences of these initiatives have made it difficult for Main Street businesses to access the financing they need to get started, sustain operations, manage cash, make payroll, and create well-paying jobs. This publication includes recommendations to restore Main Street lending.

ReportNov 02, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Big Picture: Indonesia's Partnership with U.S. Investors

The report, entitled “The Big Picture: Indonesia's Partnership with U.S. Investors,” was prepared by the U.S. Chamber and AmCham Indonesia and is based on extensive interviews with Indonesian cabinet ministers, senior officials, and U.S. and Indonesian business leaders.

ReportOct 18, 2017 - 4:15pm
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Saving for the Future: Profiles of Current Business Practices

In 2016 alone, private employers spent more than $242 billion on retirement income benefits. This publication includes the business practices of 13 employers working to ensure a financially sound future for their employees.

ReportOct 12, 2017 - 8:30am
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Innovation That Matters 2017

This 2017 Innovation That Matters study examines the health of the startup communities in 25 American cities and assesses their readiness to capitalize on the shift to an increasingly digital economy, with a unique focus on what we refer to as “next-wave startups.”