Economic Empowerment

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

© Woofbowl

Ron Holloway, co-owner of Woofbowl, a food truck business that specializes in nutrient-dense meals for dogs, navigates specific challenges as a small business owner amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coalition to Back Black Businesses (CBBB) – a multi-year initiative founded in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, American Express, and the nation’s four leading Black chambers – helps provide opportunities for success. Since launch, the CBBB has distributed $5,000 grants to more than 1,000  Black small business owners across the country and continues to offer resources to help business owners thrive.

12th Annual International Women's Day Forum: Business Powering Gender Equity

This two day event is hosted in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for our 12th Annual International Women’s Day Forum on March 3-4, 2022, to discuss how businesses, nonprofits, and governments can seize this moment to reinvent and drive sustainable progress for women.
Asian Male Small Business Owner
If you’ve heard of an ISA, chances are, it was related to education. ISAs have been popular in the education space for about a decade, helping would-be students pay for programs, degrees, certifications, or bootcamps. However, ISAs have applicability well beyond learning. They’re an incredibly powerful tool that lets people use their future potential as collateral for capital.
LGBT Inclusion Hub
Businesses’ commitment to workplace inclusion is critical to addressing systemic inequalities and building communities that expand opportunity to all. That's why the U.S. Chamber Foundation created the LGBT Inclusion Hub for Small Businesses – an online platform for small business owners to find the resources and inspiration they need to build inclusive workplaces.

Incorporating Inclusion: LGBT Inclusion for Small Businesses

Does your small business aspire to be a leader in LGBT inclusion? Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on Thursday, June 3, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EDT, for a conversation on how small businesses can develop more LGBT-inclusive workplaces and make inclusion a core part of their cultures that extends beyond the Pride Month.