Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in annual revenues and nearly 16 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development – equal to 61 percent of U.S. private R&D spending. Our companies pay $182 billion in dividends to shareholders and generate nearly $500 billion in sales for small and medium-sized businesses annually. BRT companies give more than $9 billion a year in combined charitable contributions.
Business Roundtable was established in 1972, founded on the belief that in a pluralistic society, businesses should play an active and effective role in the formation of public policy.
Uniting and amplifying the diverse business perspectives and voices of America's top CEOs, Business Roundtable innovates and advocates to help expand economic opportunity for all Americans.
Business Roundtable's effectiveness is rooted in the direct, personal participation of its CEO members, who present government with reasoned alternatives and positive policy suggestions. Business Roundtable identifies issues early, employs careful research and understands the problems faced by government as well as business.
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