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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Chamber Foundation, and various bilateral business councils (Brazil, India, and Korea) housed in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have retained Content First to produce targeted reports on a series of domestic and international topics.

Impact of Trade | Defense Trade | Travel & Tourism | Korea | Brazil | India

The Impact of Trade: How Trade Brings Prosperity to America's Local Communities

Content First prepared a state-by-state report for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Traderoots program detailing the impact of trade to each state economy using objective U.S. government data.    The state level data shows the enormous benefits of international trade for each state economy by jobs, more business opportunities for small and medium-size firms across, and increased revenue for every state in the union.

Impact of Trade:  How Trade Brings Prosperity to America's Local Communities

Client Benefits

This example illustrates how Content First worked with U.S. Chamber to make economic information accessible to targeted audiences, including:

  • National and State Public Policy Officials
  • The Business Community
  • The Press
  • The Public

 

 

Defense Trade: Keeping America Secure and Competitive

Defense Trade: Keeping America Secure and Competitive is a original report authored by Content First for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce quantifying the U.S. defense and aerospace industrial base. The study's key findings include important factoids such as:

  • The Economic Importance of the U.S. Defense Industry: U.S. defense expenditures totaled $474 billion, representing 3.8% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • The Defense Industry is at the Cutting Edge of Advanced Technology: Defense programs are frequently at the forefront of scientific advancement placing a premium on innovation, with a cutting-edge focus on highly integrated information technology, sensor, and net-centric systems.
  • The Defense Industry Relies on the Best and the Brightest: The nation's scientists and engineers contribute to the vitality of the U.S. defense and aerospace industry, with defense-related employment totaling 3.6 million jobs, representing 2.4% of total national employment.
  • The Defense Industry Depends on the International Market: U.S. aerospace and defense exports reached $73.3 billion, comprising 8% of all U.S. merchandise exports to the world in 2005.
  • Foreign Defense Sales Create U.S. Jobs: Thousands of American jobs - employing between 55,000 and 70,000 Americans - are supported by foreign defense sales.

 

The Impact of Travel & Tourism on the U.S. and State Economies

Content First was commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to prepare a state-by-state report on the economic impact of the travel and tourism industry using Travel Industry Association and U.S. government data.   The state level data shows the enormous benefits of travel and tourism for each state economy by jobs, expenditures, and tax receipts.  

Armed with understandable facts and figures, the U.S. Chamber's travel and tourism initiative, Travel Across America, was able to demonstrate how travel and tourism brings prosperity to America's local communities.   This allowed the U.S. Chamber to make a compelling case to members of Congress on the importance of U.S. travel and tourism industry to each state economy.

Client Benefits

A report compiling all the major statistics that clearly demonstrate the economic importance of the travel and tourism industry to the U.S. economy and each state economy was used to support the policy work of the U.S. Chamber's Travel Across America initiative.

 

 

 

The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Position Paper

Content First was commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Korea Business Council (KUSBC) to assist in researching and preparing a report on the major policy priorities for the U.S. business community in preparation for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade negotiations.

The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Position Paper was released by the U.S.-Korea Business Council and the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea to provide a summary of the priorities and objectives of U.S. companies doing business in the Korean market on the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

Client Benefits

This example illustrates how Content First worked with the U.S.-Korea Business Council to identify the major policy priorities of the U.S. business community on the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement talks, including

  • U.S. and Korean government officials
  • The Business Community
  • The Press
  • The Public

 

 

 

 

The U.S.-India Business Council Way Forward

Content First was commissioned by the US-India Business Council to assist in preparing the Council's 2007-2008 policy report.

The Way Forward -- A Bright Horizon was released by the U.S.-India Business Council to highlight its major policy priorities. The report focuses on such key issues as:

  • fostering greater economic engagement through trade and investment policies,
  • supporting energy security and protection of the environment,
  • strengthening the synergies in high technology and services,
  • bolstering property rights and India's manufacturing prowess, and
  • aligning two great democracies for the 21st century.

Client Benefits

This example illustrates how Content First worked with the U.S.-India Business Council to identify the major policy priorities of the U.S. business community on the top commercial issues affecting the U.S.-India trade and investment relationship.

 

 

 

Counterfeiting and Piracy in Brazil: The Economic Impact

Content First was commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Brazil-U.S. Business Council to produce a report furthering the Council’s effort to build awareness about the problem of piracy and counterfeiting in the Brazilian market. The purpose of the report was to quantify the impact of the counterfeiting and piracy on the Brazilian economy.

Counterfeiting and Piracy in Brazil:  The Economic Impact was released by the Brazil-U.S. Business Council to explain the economic impact of counterfeiting and piracy in the Brazilian market to its members, the media, and the public policy community.

Client Benefits

This example illustrates how Content First worked with the Brazil-U.S. Business Council to make the issue of counterfeiting and piracy accessible to targeted audiences, including:

  • U.S. and Brazilian government officials
  • The Business Community
  • The Press
  • The Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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