Jan 13, 2023

State of American Business 2023

The U.S. Chamber’s State of American Business event brought together business leaders, lawmakers, and policy experts to discuss an ‘Agenda for American Strength.’

During the State of American Business keynote address, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark highlighted America’s position as a global power for good that unleashes the innovating, problem-solving power of business addressing society’s greatest challenges.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Chamber calls for an “Agenda for American Strength” that unleashes the innovative power of business.
  • Continued inflation means the Fed will need to remain vigilant in bringing prices down.
  • ‌Innovation and optimism are top of mind for business leaders going into 2023.
  • ‌Lawmakers must break the partisan gridlock in Washington to achieve meaningful results for Americans.

She also issued a call to action for the partners in government today: “Do your jobs, so we can do ours. Make government work, so business can keep working…so we can keep doing the things that society needs, expects, and trusts us to do.

Business is ready—we’re not waiting. We’re putting forward a plan, because that’s what business does…that’s why business works,” Clark said. “Today, the Chamber is calling for an ‘Agenda for American Strength.’ An agenda that will not only help us navigate the present moment but steer our country to the brighter, stronger future that we expect—and the next generation deserves.”she continued. Read the full speech transcript here.

Conversations with CEOs & Lawmakers
The 2023 State of American Business also featured insightful conversations with business leaders and lawmakers:

– Adena T. Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, Inc. > view here
– Anthony Capuano, CEO of Marriott International > view here
Evan Jenkins, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, speaks with U.S. Representatives, David Joyce (R-OH-14) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) > view here