In his annual State of American Business address, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue declared that the state of American business is improving. Despite some economic progress, he warned against policies and government actions that drive uncertainty and called for leadership to solidify our recovery, help generate stronger growth and job creation, and expand opportunity.

“Our economy is gaining strength, and we now have an opportunity to turn the page,” Donohue said. “But alongside the positive signs are some pretty big question marks. Employers are concerned about overregulation, the negative impacts of policies like Obamacare, and the fiscal health of our nation.

Our economic success will depend on how well we build upon the economic momentum that is finally taking hold. By making the right decisions and adopting the necessary reforms, we can usher in a new era of economic prosperity and extend its benefits to all Americans.” Donohue unveiled the Chamber’s 2014 Jobs, Growth, and Opportunity Agenda, which includes expanding trade, producing more domestic energy, improving infrastructure, modernizing the regulatory process, making essential changes in entitlements, fixing the flaws in Obamacare, curbing lawsuit abuse, and advancing American innovation by protecting intellectual property. The agenda also focuses on revitalizing capital markets, passing immigration reform, and efforts to improve education and training.

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