The Chamber Foundation and Amway announced the release of a new report evaluating health and nutrition problems facing Kent County, Michigan. The study, “Assessing Community Efforts to Address Key Health Issues in Kent County, Michigan,” found that the county faces challenges similar to those experienced in other regions throughout the country – including maternal and child health, nutrition, and food security.
Case Study Report Provides Update on First-of-its-Kind Beyond 34 Project and Plan for Expansion
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative today announced the launch of the Corporate Fellowship Advisory Council (CFAC), a private sector initiative formed to foster furthered growth and expansion of the HOH Corporate Fellowship Program (CFP).
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced today the next phase of the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) initiative, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s signature workforce development initiative. With a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the U.S. Chamber Foundation is leading the efforts on statewide TPM Academies. Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky have been selected to host these programs. Over the past four years, the TPM Academy has grown into a community of over 300 employers across 21 states.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released the results of a comprehensive study conducted of the food truck industry in the United States. The 12-month study, Food Truck Nation, reveals the ease and hurdles of starting up and operating a food truck business in 20 of the most active food truck cities across the nation. The study reveals that the burdens placed on owners threaten to halt growth of an industry that for many entrepreneurs has become a gateway to owning a brick-and-mortar restaurant.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes, in collaboration with USAA and the Greater Tampa and South Tampa Chambers of Commerce, today announced Tampa as the nation’s newest Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ). A collaborative effort among the local business, civic, and military communities to address the economic impact of military spouse unemployment and underemployment on 21st century military families, MSEEZ establish geographically-focused employment networks to connect military spouses to local career opportunities.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Institute today released a new paper advancing a solution for increased employer leadership and investment in earn and learn pathways, including apprenticeships, internship programs, vocational education, and on-the-job training. The paper, entitled “Quality Pathways: Employer Leadership in Earn and Learn Opportunities,” highlights the importance of employer leadership in developing a growing workforce that meets the needs of a modernizing United States economy.