Momentum for America
Business Roundtable members believe in the American economy and the American worker. Our nation has powerful advantages, including a talented and creative workforce, tremendous natural resources and a culture that rewards innovation and entrepreneurship. However, despite progress since the end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy continues to perform well below expectations. Unemployment is down, but the workforce participation rate is at a 35 year low. The United States needs government policies that help, not hinder, companies to create more, better-paying jobs. U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is growing too slowly – we need policies that will spur economic growth and vitality. The U.S. economy lacks momentum.
In 2016, Business Roundtable will focus on policies that lead to job creation and economic growth – national priorities that are inextricably linked. Our priorities reflect our collective business experience as CEOs of America’s leading companies, experience that tells us what it takes to build momentum for the United States in 2016 and beyond.