America faces big challenges. A sluggish recovery. Rising taxes. Falling incomes. Exploding deficits. An ever-expanding federal government. How do we get out of this mess?

There is only one path forward that will restore America’s economic vitality, create opportunity, and put Americans back to work—and that is free enterprise. Our economic system has allowed us to build the single greatest engine of growth and shared prosperity that the world has ever known. Free enterprise enables many not only to “dream big” but to fulfill their dreams.

But we must allow it to work its wonders—to create opportunity and foster innovation, not rely on big government.

That’s why the U.S. Chamber started the Campaign for Free Enterprise, a nationwide effort to support the ideals that advance economic growth and create jobs.

Through special programs, public engagement, and youth outreach, the campaign highlights free enterprise policies, people, and programs that create opportunity, foster innovation, and support the greatest economy on earth.


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Innovation that Matters 2016 report cover

Innovation That Matters is a report created in partnership between 1776, Free Enterprise and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to examine and rank 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy and recommendations to provide a framework for success.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 8:00am

We're looking for talented developers, designers and entrepreneurs who are willing to work with us on finding the best and most innovative ways to showcase these stories on, and to shine a spotlight on the impact of American businesses.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 9:00am
Innovation That Matters report cover

Innovation That Matters reports on the state of entrepreneurship in the U.S. civic sector, which we define as the collection of highly regulated industries with entrenched institutional players intended to serve the public good. The purpose of this research is to understand how civic sector startup ecosystems have developed, what challenges actors in these ecosystems currently face, and what more can be done to increase startup activity in ways that benefits society.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:30am

This letter was sent to Senator Moran and the cosponsors of S. 181, the “Startup Act,” applauding its reintroduction. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:45pm