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Press ReleaseJun 15, 2017 - 8:30am

Inaugural ‘Commercial Construction Index’ Indicates High Revenue and Employment Expectations for 2017

Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors are confident in the trajectory of the industry, according to the USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (‘Index’), launched today. Nearly all contractors surveyed – 96 percent – expect revenues to grow or remain stable this year compared to 2016, with 40 percent expecting an increase and only 3 percent expecting a decrease in revenue.

Press ReleaseJun 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Announces Alejandro Mayorkas as Chair of Cyber Leadership Council

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that Alejandro Mayorkas has been selected to serve as Chairman of its Cyber Leadership Council. Mayorkas’ term will begin in July.

Press ReleaseJun 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

U.S.-Africa Business Center Releases Investor Confidence Indicator

Also Releases Africa Policy Recommendations for the U.S. Administration

Press ReleaseJun 08, 2017 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Awards Six Local Chambers with Accreditation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting today, awarded accreditation to six chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

Press ReleaseJun 08, 2017 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Board Elects Tom Wilson as Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors today elected Tom Wilson, chairman and CEO of The Allstate Corporation, to a one-year term as its Chairman. Wilson succeeds John L. Hopkins, chairman and CEO of NuScale Power LLC.

Press ReleaseJun 08, 2017 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Board Elects James E. Stephenson as Vice Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors today elected James E. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of Yancey Bros., as its vice chairman. Stephenson succeeds Thomas J. Wilson, chairman and CEO of The Allstate Corporation, who is today assuming the role of chairman. Stephenson will serve a one-year term.

Press ReleaseJun 08, 2017 - 8:45am

The Faces of Trade: U.S. Chamber Tells the Story of How Trade Benefits Americans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today reintroduced “Faces of Trade ®,” a longstanding and ongoing project to tell the real-life stories of the American workers, farmers, and entrepreneurs whose livelihoods have been supported and improved by global trade. For the latest in the series, the Chamber canvassed America from the Midwest through the Rust Belt and along the East Coast, talking and listening to Main Street business owners and leaders about what trade means to them.

Press ReleaseJun 08, 2017 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber’s Association Committee of 100 Welcomes Four New Members

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed four new executives to its Association Committee of 100 (C100). For more than 50 years, leading association executives have gathered under the banner of the U.S. Chamber’s C100 to network, build partnerships, and discuss current issues. These CEOs represent association members before the U.S.

Press ReleaseJun 06, 2017 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Hosts 8th U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue, Launches U.S.-Mexico Economic Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, during the 8th meeting of the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue, today launched the U.S.-Mexico Economic Council, an organization that will work to further enhance the economic and commercial partnership between the two countries.

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.