Emerging Issues

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

America Working Forward

Every year, approximately 700,000 people are released from American prisons to rejoin society and the workforce. At the same time, there are approximately 7.1 million jobs open in the U.S. With the right hiring, training, and mentoring practices, we can unlock the potential of this population and connect them with the jobs employers struggle to fill.

Join us on June 11 to hear from the businesses, entrepreneurs, and programs who are building innovative programs that give inmates and ex-convicts a second chance. 


The U.S. Chamber Foundation's TRAVEL FORWARD summit is a future-looking platform to explore the people, ideas, and innovations moving the travel industry forward. On May 9, the summit brought together entrepreneurs, business leaders, and tech experts who discussed the innovations and emerging technologies that are making travel more efficient, personalized, accessible, interactive, affordable, and safe. TRAVEL FORWARD covered topics such as high-tech transportation, space tourism, micro hotels, customer service robots, AI, personalized travel, and more.

2018 MBA Case Competition

Join us for the U.S. Chamber Foundation's third annual MBA Case Competition in partnership with FedEx Freight to watch three teams from top MBA programs go head-to-head as they explore the crucial role businesses play in communities. A great opportunity to connect with next-gen talent and business school leadership.