Community Improvement

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on community improvement and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

June 15, 2018
FutureProofing - Wyoming Machine
The co-owner of the Wyoming Machine sheet metal company in Stacy, Minnesota that makes armored Humvees, steel spokes and other manufactured parts, Tapani posted an ad to fill a production job at their plant. Two months later she didn’t get a single applicant. Hiring skilled welders and laser operators was already tough. And in the manufacturing space winning the heated competition for good workers could mean the difference between profitability and closing the door. The American Welding Society anticipates a shortage of about 400,000 operators by 2024. But Tapani and Wyoming didn’t take the bad news laying down.
June 19, 2018
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At the backbone of PNC’s corporate responsibility efforts is the belief that when communities prosper, their business prospers. PNC supports the communities where it conducts business through job creation, local infrastructure, small business loans, financial education, and sponsorships.

May 30, 2018
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United Airlines recently announced a total of $8 million in grants to help address pressing issues in each of its hub market communities across the country, including Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newark/New York, and Washington, D.C. 

U.S. Chamber Foundation, USAA Launch Second Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone in Tampa

March 12, 2018

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.

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