The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) lifts 4.9 million people--including 2.7 million children--above the poverty line each year. Yet a significant number of working families miss out on thousands of dollars annually (as well as their communities) simply because they do not know it exists.
This publication is designed to educate employers about the ways in which they can retain entry-level workers. It goes beyond the simplistic advice of just increasing wage earners' pay, detailing a range of alternatives in which business can align work-support programs with those individuals on the frontline.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Center for American Progress have come together for the first time with a shared sense of urgency to address a looming educational crisis.
This 2007 study grades the performance of the 50 states and Washington, DC on their K-12 school systems. In a state-by-state assessment of education systems, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found there is not a single state in the country where a majority of students are proficient in reading or math.
An overview of the activities and accomplishments of the BCLC (
Release Date: 2005