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On January 9, 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host the 21st annual State of American Business event, including U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue’s State of American Business address. This marquee event draws top Washington influencers, policymakers, national media, and digital audiences from across the country and around the world. We will be hosting a watch party of the live webcast at TCAT in Elizabethton with a welcome reception and light refreshments beginning at 9:30 AM. The program will follow with the State of American Business Address by U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue (10am – 10:45am), Faces and Voices of Business: Fireside Chat and Panel Conversation with U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark (10:45am – 11:20am), and a follow-up press conference (11:30am – 12:20pm).

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Can’t make it? Click Here to watch the webcast online.

Themes Today, we are not only at the start of a new year and a new decade—we are at a crossroads, economically, politically, and globally. The debates, the decisions, and the disruptions that will confront the business community this year will have far-reaching consequences for every family and every business, and for our collective prosperity and competitiveness. Organizing Sub-Themes
• Confront the assault on capitalism by asserting business’s role in addressing our nation’s greatest challenges and illustrating the unmatched track record of free enterprise as the most promising path to prosperity for all Americans.
• Launch an expanded focus on state policies and show how a patchwork of rules and regulations undermines our economy and the ability to do business in America.
• Reassert America’s position as a global economic leader and demonstrate the importance of setting the rules of the road in the international business arena.
Topics/Issues Issues to be addressed during the speech and press conference include but are not limited to:
• Trade
• Health Care
• Infrastructure
• Corporate Governance
• Workforce and Education
• Labor Rules and the Gig Economy
• Lawsuit Abuse and Legal Reform
• Data Privacy Rules
• Immigration

TCAT Elizabethton - 426 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States