Published: April 24, 2012
With Agencies Set to Release Permitting Improvement Plans, BRT Urges Administration, Congress to Enact Reforms to Accelerate Ready-to-Build U.S. Infrastructure Projects
In a new report released today, Business Roundtable (BRT) calls on the Obama Administration and Congress to act swiftly on much-needed reforms to put Americans back to work by expediting federal permits for major infrastructure projects.
In releasing Permitting Jobs and Business Investment: Streamlining the Federal Permitting Process, Andrew Liveris, Chairman & CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, said:
Specifically, BRT calls upon the Administration to:
BRT calls upon Congress to:
Expedited Federal Permitting Will Help Put America Back to Work Today.
Click here to view BRT’s Permitting Jobs and Business Investment: Streamlining the Federal Permitting Process report.
Click here to view BRT’s one-page overview of Permitting Jobs and Business Investment: Streamlining the Federal Permitting Process.
Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with over $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 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 – nearly half of all private U.S. R&D spending. Our companies pay $163 billion in dividends to shareholders and generate an estimated $420 billion in sales for small and medium-sized businesses annually.
BRT companies give nearly $9 billion a year in combined charitable contributions.