HOUSTON, TX—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens Corporation last night presented the 3rd annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Newton, Iowa. Each winning community improved the quality of life for residents by achieving vital economic, environmental, and social goals.
Nine Leading Corporate Citizens Also Join Board
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, as the U.S. Department of Education’s much anticipated Race to the Top winners were announced, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce congratulated both Tennessee and Delaware for being the only two states awarded the top prize, $500 million and $100 million respectively.
WASHINGTON, DC—The Business Coalition for Student Achievement (BCSA), representing business leaders from every sector of the U.S. economy, today commended President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for their continued emphasis on improving America’s schools with targeted strategies to address the nation’s high school dropout rate.
WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today commended the issuance of K-12 common academic standards in reading and math released by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today urged Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year on a bipartisan basis and believes the Department of Education’s Blueprint for Education Reform: Reauthorizing the ESEA is an important first step in the process.
Today, U.S. Chamber BCLC Senior Advisor Ben Erulkar issued the following statement in commemoration of Earth Day:
"On this 40th Earth Day, companies from all industries - from Abbott, Allstate, and ARAMARK to Siemens, Shell, and Southwest - are minimizing their environmental footprint and advancing sustainability.