Leadership in Action

U.S. corporations play a vital role in American society as engines of creativity, innovation and economic opportunity. The long-term success of these companies and the U.S. economy depends on businesses investing in the economic security of their employees and the communities in which they operate. From offering competitive wages and benefits to developing training programs to enrich the skills of students and adult workers, leading U.S. employers are creating opportunities for Americans to secure well-paying jobs and build fulfilling careers.

Driving Solutions

As leaders of America's largest companies, Business Roundtable CEOs believe we have a responsibility to help build a strong and sustainable economic future in the United States. That means creating quality jobs and good wages and benefits. It requires action to increase opportunity and raise living standards. It demands advancing public policies that better enable people of all backgrounds to achieve their potential. Together with partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Business Roundtable CEOs are committed to driving solutions that make a meaningful difference for workers, families, communities and businesses of all sizes.

Making an Impact

Business Roundtable members annually


More than 15 million people


More than $8 billion in charitable contributions


Nearly $147 billion annually in research and development


Nearly $296 billion in dividends to shareholders


More than $488 billion in revenues for small and medium-sized businesses


Health care and retirement benefits to tens of millions of Americans and their families

*statistics based on 2017 data

Innovation Nation: An American Innovation Agenda for 2020

Business Roundtable CEOs have put forward a cross-cutting policy agenda to secure U.S. leadership in innovation, maintain a robust U.S. economy and increase living standards for all Americans through 2020 and beyond.
Read the Agenda