U.S. Chamber Kicks Off Jobs Campaign

Posted October 14, 2009 at 10:03am

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched its multimillion-dollar Campaign for Free Enterprise on Wednesday with the goal of creating 20 million jobs over the next decade.With all the pomp and circumstance of a political campaign kicking off, chamber President Tom Donohue said the campaign is to “remind all Americans that it was free enterprise that built this country.—The chamber is also starting the first phase of its national advertising campaign, which will include TV, radio, print and online media. Additionally, the chamber is focusing on its grass-roots operation and on community organizing and research and leadership ideas.Donohue said that the campaign is not against any particular political party, president or Congress.“This is not just another one-shot Washington campaign,— Donohue said.Still, Donohue noted that free enterprise would not work if overburdensome regulations and taxes are implemented.