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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

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Information and communications technologies form the foundation for how business is conducted in today's economy. Advanced networks with global reach form the trade and knowledge highways for the 21st century.

The CEOs of the Business Roundtable believe that building out hybrid infrastructures offers the nation an opportunity to spur long-term economic growth and generate substantial societal benefits, including the creation of new, innovative businesses; new public and private-sector services; new jobs; and improved quality of life.

Trade agreements, especially FTAs, have contributed importantly to U.S. growth, competitiveness and jobs. They have helped put in place strong, enforceable, and fair rules governing trade in services, manufactured goods, and agricultural products, and promoting innovation and stronger protection for intellectual property rights.

The Business Roundtable supports comprehensive tax reform of both the individual and corporate income tax systems to improve economic growth and provide for a simpler and more efficient tax system.

The time has come for realistic immigration solutions that will both strengthen national security and boost economic growth. America needs an immigration system that places more resources toward enforcement of laws, produces a more dynamic and skilled labor force, and enables U.S. businesses and workers to compete more effectively in the global marketplace. Getting reform right is essential to a healthier economy — accelerating growth, encouraging hiring and creating jobs.

Business Roundtable proposes common sense solutions that will better secure U.S. borders; provide for consistent enforcement of laws; and encourage immigrants to come here legally, work hard and contribute to America.

As Congress moves forward with the long-overdue reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Business Roundtable encourages policymakers to embrace the following principles to ensure a far more effective and efficient workforce investment system in this nation.

America needs an economic growth strategy to create a business environment that encourages companies to invest, grow and create jobs.

February 25, 2013

America's top CEOs have an energy framework for the country that would boost economic growth, enhance energy security and promote environmental stewardship.

U.S. economic growth is linked with international trade and investment and the global marketplace like never before.

Business Roundtable members back U.S.-EU negotiations as a way to expand opportunities for growth for the United States and Europe. The trade and investment relationship is already strong:

Trade is an important engine for U.S. economic growth and jobs. With more than 30 percent of U.S. GDP tied to international trade
and investment, 95 percent of the world’s population abroad, and more than one in five U.S. jobs supported by trade, U.S. engagement in the international marketplace is more important to our nation’s economy than ever before.