From John Schmitt: A National Call to Action on Job Creation
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Chamber's Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 and meet with my peers from across the
country to discuss our strategies for promoting economic growth and gain insight
into how Washington is working. Serving on this committee of leaders of the top
chambers from across the country is one of the highlights of my job, and it ensures
that your thoughts and questions are being raised with businesses community leaders from
across the nation.
I wanted to share with you some highlights of what I learned and how Naperville
compares to our peer communities across the nation. From Naperville to
to chambers in Alabama and all across the country, business leaders are working
to secure our economy and support job creation.
Here are the key takeaways of what the business community needs to do to
encourage all of our elected officials to get our economy heading in the right
Support the immediate passage of the South
Korean, Colombian and Panamanian free trade agreements, and tell your
members of Congress to vote “yes” on these important projects.
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weigh in with Congress.
Allow our nation’s talents and resources to be
used to secure our energy supply and put Americans back to work. By allowing
our best and brightest to work on energy exploration and recovery projects
across our nation, we can put more than one million Americans to work.
Reduce the regulatory delays that are holding up
key infrastructure and development projects. Regulatory and permitting
challenges are holding up nearly two million jobs, and $250 billion in
global private capital is at stake with 351 stalled energy projects.
Provide stability and improve our
infrastructure. Illinois is at the crossroads of our nation’s
infrastructure, and our state leaders have done their part, passing the
Illinois Jobs Now! capital program and the Illinois Tollway’s recent capital
program. It’s time for the federal government to own up to its
responsibility in sustaining an efficient national system to help our
economy move and grow.
We need to be given certainty on the future and
need to explain to all of our officials how the decisions they make impact
economic development, job creation and how we run our businesses. Every
elected official has a responsibility to support the businesses in their
Your Chamber will continue to work on these issues
on your behalf. We want to continue to provide you with the information,
resources and opportunity to improve and grow your business.
Together, we can improve our economy and support one another.
President & CEO
Naperville Area Chamber of
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