Publications

September 23, 2020
T3 Network Opportunity Populations Report

The U.S. Chamber Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. This effort includes educating the public on the conditions necessary for businesses and communities to thrive while highlighting emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

September 21, 2020
CEW Talent Finance Report

The Talent Finance initiative explores new ways to invest in talent development that keep pace with innovation and advance economic opportunity, inclusion, and competitiveness. In the 21st century economy, jobs—and the skills required to fill those jobs—change rapidly. The Foundation has launched this initiative to catalyze business-led solutions to one of the biggest workforce challenges in America today.

September 3, 2020
TPM OP Resource Guide Cover
As businesses and workers adjust to rapidly changing work environments, employers are focusing on improving diversity to strengthen their workforce. In addition, new economic and workplace challenges may exacerbate barriers to employment — particularly for those who experience barriers to education, employment, and advancement — otherwise known as opportunity populations. Organizations that serve opportunity populations are looking for new ways to connect those who experience barriers to employment to meaningful career pathways and advancement. Strengthening relationships between businesses and opportunity population-serving organizations (OPSOs) is important, but major systemic challenges to sustained partnership often exist.
May 21, 2020
Great Lakes Report
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, with research and database expertise from Guidehouse, produced a first-of-its-kind report to showcase the economic and environmental value of the circular economy (CE) in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region (GLR). By tracking the potential economic impact through available and forecast data, the report has outlined how companies operating within specific sectors can translate CE opportunities into business best practices that unlock new growth, competitiveness, and innovation.
May 6, 2020
TPM CTE Resource
Leaders across sectors are investing time and resources in forward-looking models to address our workforce challenges for the talent we need now and into the future. One key component of this is building stronger partnerships between employers and the CTE community—bridging the communication divide by providing each with an orientation of the other. This resource guide serves not only as an introduction to the TPM framework, but that more CTE systems and programs can begin leveraging and benefiting from this authentically employer-led movement.
March 31, 2020
The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. The administration soon will release more details including the list of lenders offering loans under the program. In the meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help organizations understand what to expect and prepare to file for a loan.
February 28, 2020
Untapped Potential
Building on the work of other states, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation partnered with the business communities in Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania to understand just how much breakdowns in childcare cost each state. In this study we looked at the causes of childcare challenges as well as motivations behind why parents select various childcare providers. Knowing many employers want to facilitate more access to childcare but do not know where to begin, we sought to learn what types of childcare benefits working parents desire most from employers.
February 19, 2020
2020 Workforce Landscape Analysis Report
A growing number of organizations and initiatives are focusing on closing a communication gap that exists because our education and employment systems don’t speak the same language or communicate effectively. But as they’ve grown in number, the challenge of differentiating between and among players, their overlapping solutions, and the complex relationships among them likewise grows. This paper aims to demystify that landscape and how the major initiatives, including three led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, fit together.

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