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New Study Identifies Nearly $1 Billion Annual Economic Opportunity for Iowa

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Iowa
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Iowa’s state economy. The study found that Iowa loses an estimated $935 million annually for the state’s economy. This number includes an estimated $153 million annual loss in tax revenue as well as an estimated annual loss to Iowa’s employers of $781 million on absences and employee turnover as a result of childcare breakdowns.  

New Study Identifies Nearly $500 Million in Annual Economic Opportunity for Idaho

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Idaho
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Idaho’s state economy. The study found that Idaho loses an estimated $479 million annually for the state’s economy. This number includes an estimated $65 million annual loss in tax revenue as well as an estimated annual loss to Idaho’s employers of $414 million on absences and employee turnover as a result of childcare breakdowns.

New Study Identifies More than $650 Million in Annual Economic Opportunity for Mississippi

February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential in Mississippi
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released a report examining the impact of childcare issues on Mississippi’s state economy. The study found that Mississippi loses an estimated $673 million annually for the state’s economy. This number includes an estimated $120 million annual loss in tax revenue as well as an estimated annual loss to Mississippi employers of $553 million on absences and employee turnover as a result of childcare breakdowns.  

Hiring Managers Report Skills Matter More Than Degrees in New Study

February 4, 2020
Hiring in the Modern Talent Marketplace

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a new report, “Hiring in the Modern Talent Marketplace.” The report demonstrates that employers and hiring managers are preparing for a world where competencies – not degrees – are the most important factors when filling a job. The findings show that employers are working with higher education to align what is taught in the classroom with the needs of the economy.  

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Selects Elite Cohort of Business Leadership Fellows

November 13, 2019
2019 November, BLFP Elite Cohort Launches
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced the launch of an advanced track for its Business Leads Fellowship Program called the Elite Cohort. This invitation-only program will focus on how Fellows can elevate education and workforce initiatives, navigate change, and learn best practices in program management.

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