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.
Business Roundtable’s CEO members lead U.S. companies with $7.2 trillion in annual revenues and nearly 16 million employees. BRT member companies comprise more than a quarter of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest $190 billion annually in research and development – equal to 70 percent of U.S. private R&D spending. Our companies pay more than $230 billion in dividends to shareholders and generate more than $470 billion in sales for small and medium-sized businesses annually. BRT companies give more than $3 billion a year in combined charitable contributions.
Established in 1972, Business Roundtable applies the expertise and experience of its CEO members to the major issues facing the nation. Through research and advocacy, Business Roundtable promotes policies to improve U.S. competitiveness, strengthen the economy, and spur job creation.
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This report outlines the economic cost of neglecting America’s transportation infrastructure and the positive effects of reinvesting in it for the 21st Century, and contrasts America’s current investment with 20th Century levels and guides policymakers forward in efforts to rebuild this vital economic foundation.
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On Tuesday President Trump called for a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure, Anthony Foxx, former secretary of transportation under the Obama administration, joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss whether Mr. Trump's plan is feasible.
(March 02, 2017)
Trump’s initial statements on infrastructure, and the prevalent bipartisan view in favor of infrastructure improvement to spur job growth, could result in a significant increase in private investment opportunities, however, private investment will depend in part on the needs of state and local governments.
(January 25, 2017)
Donald J. Trump’s stunning game-changing upset to become President-elect of the United States, has left transport leaders scratching their heads and wondering what, precisely, will a Trump presidency look like.
(November 10, 2016)
Transportation infrastructure is the backbone of a modern, competitive and productive economy, once the envy of the world, America’s highways, bridges, railways, airports, transit systems and waterways are deteriorating due to inevitable wear and tear.
(September 17, 2015)
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