Small Business Policy

The Small Business Policy team formulates small business policy and assists small business members in creating effective grassroots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

EventJul 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

2018 Small Business Series - Twin Cities

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Series convenes and engages small business CEOs on the local level in cities around the country. Each event features both local success stories along with national expert voices on topics such as building your brand, creating a strong workforce, and getting up to speed on cyber security.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
OHIO

‘I’ve Lost my Competitive Advantage:’ 3 Ohio Small Businesses Hurt by Tariffs

From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.

Above the FoldJul 10, 2018 - 11:00pm
penn

‘Real Ugly, Real Quick': 3 Pennsylvania Industries Feeling the Sting of Tariffs

From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2018 - 4:30pm
Pawns on a chess board

‘I Feel Like We’re the Pawns:’ Meet 3 Michigan Small Businesses Already Hurt by Tariffs

More than $2.3 billion in Michigan exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war, leaving business owners paying the bill.

Above the FoldJun 25, 2018 - 9:00am
AHPs

A Health Care Victory for Small Businesses

The Chamber applauds the administration for its new rule expanding Association Health Plans (AHPs).

EventJun 05, 2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Small Business Series - Atlanta

Our Atlanta event will be an exciting and important stop in our second annual nationwide tour - from Dallas to the Twin Cities, DC to Phoenix - to engage business owners and entrepreneurs with top experts to gain tools, strategies, and best practices to help companies compete successfully in today's rapidly changing economy.

Press ReleaseMay 30, 2018 - 9:00am

Local Economic Outlook Pushes Small Business Optimism to Record High

The Q2 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index) released today recorded an overall score of 68.7, up 2.4 points from the Q1 score of 66.3, driven in part by the strongest local economic outlook on record, a firmer hiring environment, and a stronger backdrop for investing. Two out of every three small business owners are optimistic about their company and the small business environment in the United States.

Above the FoldMay 15, 2018 - 9:15am
Small Business Infrastructure Reform

Small Businesses Need Infrastructure Improvements to Keep Growing

As we celebrate the success of small business, let’s remove the barriers to their further growth and prosperity.

LetterMay 08, 2018 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - H.R. 1702, the "Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2018"

This letter was sent to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1702, the “Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2018.”

VideoMay 07, 2018 - 4:15pm

To all of America’s Small Businesses, Thank You.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstone of the American dream. These risk-takers and dreamers spur growth, create jobs, and expand opportunities.